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North Country Chamber to hold Fall Job Fair

— The North Country Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) will host its biannual Job Fair on Sept. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Westside Ballroom.

The fair will give local people the opportunity to find out what jobs are available in the region.

“The job fair has a very good history of connecting employers with potential employees, I know of quite a few employers who have been hired right on the spot,” said NCCC Administrative Assistant Becky Manor. “There are a wide variety of jobs available and when people come in they will get a guide book with a complete list of employers at the fair and the available jobs.”

Manor said the NCCC has been sponsoring the job fairs for the past 16 years. The venue typically hosts between 35 to 40 area businesses.

“Bring your resume and come dressed for a job interview, I always say you should dress for success,” Manor said.

Local companies will have representatives on hand to accept resumes, give out applications, set up interviews, and/or talk about career opportunities with their organization. Some of the organizations participating are FedEx Ground/Home Delivery, Casella Waste, Cellular Sales-Verizon Wireless, PrimeLink/Champlain Telephone, Spherion Staffing, Advocacy and Resource Center, Manpower, IEC Holden, ETS Inc, CVPH Medical Center and many more.

“People should definitely come, take a half hour or an hour of their day if they’re looking to better themselves or to make a change in their career fields,” Manor said.

The job fair is also an opportunity for job seekers to learn about career fields they might never have considered.

Currently, the job fair has openings for employers to get a table and join the event, Manor said. The cost for businesses interested in a table at the Job Fair is $275 for North Country Chamber Members and Associate Members and $ 375 for non-members.

The Job Fair is free to attend for applicants. The job fair is co-sponsored by the NCCC, One WorkSource, North Country Workforce Investment Board, JSEC, Hometown Radio, Hall Communications, Plattsburgh-North Country Service Corp and WPTZ-TV.

For more information, contact the North Country Chamber of Commerce at 563-1000 or visit www.northcountrychamber.com.

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