People searching for new job opportunities were able to explore their local options.
The Greater Binghamton Chamber held its Annual Project Home Coming Job and Career Fair at the Oakdale Mall.
Representatives from 67 different companies were on hand to talk with job seekers.
A wide variety of fields were represented including health care, education, manufacturing, finance and high tech.
Something new to this year was the highlighting of opportunities for 16 to 18 year olds.
Chamber President Jennifer Conway says this year’s fair provided something for everyone. “This is a fantastic time to have a job fair because often times people are coming home to visit their families. They are remembering how great it is to live in this area, to be home to be near family. So we can have a job fair so they can come out. Often times its people who are on vacation so its not awkward if you want to upscale your job or want something new.
Among the companies in attendance was Castle Gardens a senior living facility located in Vestal.
Castle Gardens Business Manager Courtney Butler says that this career fair has served as a great benefit for both job seekers and employers. “I think that when people come out to career fairs it shows their sincerity in the job search. I think they’re more committed to finding a career that actually works for them as opposed to a job they just found online that they can just apply to. I think when they come out and actually meet the representatives of the community and the company they are going to work for I think it works better in our favor.”
The job fair was free and open to the public.
Attendees were able to have their resume submitted into an on-line database that companies will be able to access after the event.