Job fair focuses on networking

By Brandi Bailey
By Anna Norris

April 10, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 12:03 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) SUNY Broome hosted a job fair that teaches members of the community how to speak to employers and better ways to network with companies.

More than 60 businesses lined the Ice Center at the college on Thursday, all looking for prospective employees.

The SUNY Broome/ Martin Luther King Jr. job fair is an annual event that takes place on a single day in April.

Job seekers are recommended to bring plenty of clean resume copies, highlighting their accomplishments and experiences.

In recent years, job fairs have been placing an emphasis on the importance of networking.

"It's a major way for job searchers to do some networking and that helps to find employment. Networking with employers and you have a pretty good field of employers here," said Larry Traillo, director of the job fair.

Organizers said each year they hope for a bigger turnout of both the employers and people looking to further their skills.

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