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Search for employment continues at local job fair

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TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) -- Employers say to dressing for success can be the key to getting a new job. Hundreds of job seekers came out to search for what could be their next career move at the Greater Binghamton Job and Career Fair.

More than 50 companies were looking for employees at job fair held at SUNY Broome.

This marks the 20th year the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce has put on the event.

Employers represented a wide range of industries including healthcare, education and finance among others. Many say they are seeking to hire people with various levels of education.

According to the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, there are about 2,400 jobs that need to be filled.

"It's a good way to see what's in Broome County, what's available because there can be a perception that there isn't and there is a lot available. I hear employers everyday their biggest challenge is that they don't have the workforce that they need," Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, said.

Employers said they like to take advantage of career fairs to bring exposure to their companies. Many said being able to meet face to face with someone makes a big difference in the hiring process.

"One of the things that makes all the difference is being able to speak to people because there's really just some things you can't know until you do get the chance to talk to a person," Laura Blinn, an employer at United Methodist Home, explained.

The fair offers resume help along with access to the Chamber of Commerce online database for future job listings.

For those who missed Friday's job fair, another one will be held in December.

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