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Chamber job fair returns Wednesday at Comfort Inn

PLATTSBURGH The Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce Job Fair will return next week offering job-seekers the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 25 area businesses. The semiannual event will again be held at the Comfort Inn Ballroom on State Route 3, this Wednesday, May 7, from 4-8 p.m. Susan E. Matton, chamber of commerce vice president of economic development, said careers to be displayed will run the gamut from the service industry to healthcare, communications and manufacturing, among others. The thing about this job fair is that there is something for everybody, said Matton. There are technical positions, entry-level positions, government jobs ... everything. Among the presenters at the job fair will be Nova Bus, one of the North Countrys newest employers, which broke ground for a new transit bus assembly plant in the town of Plattsburgh April 16. The large-scale manufacturer, which will begin test production in March 2009, is expected to initially employ 160 workers and increase to 300 by the end of 2011. Nova Bus representatives will be at the job fair giving people an overview of their company and what work will be performed at the Plattsburgh facility, said Matton. Were really looking forward to having them at the job fair, she said. It will especially be a good opportunity for people to learn about the new company coming in to town. In addition to Nova Bus, businesses scheduled to be at the job fair include Adirondack Medical Center, Advocacy and Resource Center, AFLAC New York, Atlantic Testing Labs Ltd., Bombardier Transportation, CVPH Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, ETS Inc., Fidelis Care New York, Hall Communications, Hometown Radio Inc., Manpower, Mold-Rite Plastics Inc., Mountain Lake PBS, NYCO Minerals Inc., One WorkSource Business and Employment Center, ORC MACRO International, PrimeLink Inc., Residential Resources, Starbucks Coffee, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Vermont Air National Guard, Westaff, and WPTZ Newschannel 5. There may be opportunities for some to walk away with a job that day, said Matton, and, for others, the companies will take their resum_and information to get in contact with them later. Even if youre not in the market for a new job right now, you can see what is available in the area, said Matton. The job fair is open to the public and admission is free. The event is sponsored by the chamber of commerce, OneWorkSource, Hall Communications, Hometown Radio and JSEC Inc. For more information, contact the chamber of commerce at 563-1000.

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