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Opportunities knock at annual career conference and job fair

Jan 11, 2017

Annual Career Conference and Job Fair at MCC
Credit Alex Crichton

Job seekers connected with employers looking to hire at the 9th annual Career Conference and Job Fair.

RochesterWorks! partnered with the state, Monroe Community College and Monroe County to present the event at MCC.

The event attracted people like Santaniqua Adams, who came to Rochester from Georgia.

She says she was just looking for a steady paycheck.

"Anything, anything that pays the bills.  I've got two babies and they need to be taken care of," she said.

Director of community and business business services for RochesterWorks!, John Premo, says 68 businesses were represented at the event.

                                                                                                                 

Santaniqua Adams checks out the list of 68 businesses represented at the job fair

"There's large, small, for profit, not for profit, private, advanced manufacturing, computer IT, healthcare -- all the big ones -- customer service right on up to professional management types of opportunities," he said.

Darryl Snowden of Rochester is looking for work and says he's optimistic about finding a new job through the fair.

"I see some opportunities here. I got a couple of applications. I'm going to the website and check it out, put an application in," he said.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the partnership offers opportunities for people looking for a new career or to provide for themselves and their families.