Semiannual chamber job fair this Wednesday

PLATTSBURGH Representatives from several businesses will be looking for the best and brightest in the job market as the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce hosts its semiannual job fair. The event will again be held at the Comfort Inn Ballroom on State Route 3, this Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4-8 p.m. Becky Manor, chamber of commerce administrative assistant, said the event will be an opportunity for job-seekers to meet with their potential employers and learn about the newest developments in the local business scene. Among the presenters at the event will be B3CG Interconnect USA, a business that will located to Plattsburgh in November 2009. According to Manor, B3CG Interconnect USA is described as a supplier of original and reliable solutions for the assembly of electric cables in complex harnesses, aimed at land transportation, medical equipment, electro-mechanical systems and telecommunications sectors. The company, which was formed in June by members of the management team from Montreal-based firm Triton Cable, will locally establish a 3,000-square-foot facility and employ 30-35 people. One of the companys largest customers is Nova Bus, a bus 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 will return for their second job fair following the success of hosting their first booth at the fair held in May. They are both going to be a huge draw, Manor said of Nova Bus and B3CG Interconnect USA. In addition to both companies, the job fair will include representatives from Aldi, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Bombardier Transportation, Camoplast Rockland Ltd., CVPH Medical Center, ETS Inc., Manpower, Mountain Lake PBS, One WorkSource Business and Employment Center, ORC MACRO International, Residential Resources, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Vermont Air National Guard, Westaff, Woodmen of the World Life Insurance and WPTZ Newschannel 5. The nearly 20 businesses will offer a wide variety of employment fields, scales of pay and locations, said Manor. Its really a good opportunity for anyone coming through the door looking for a job, she said. 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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