ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- The Dick's Sporting Goods Distribution Center began its recruitment at the Broome-Tioga Workforce Job and Career Fair.
The event was held at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott where people filled the room to speak with businesses.
The career fair marks the business's first time recruiting openly to the public. When the event began, the attendees immediately ran to the tables to hand out their resumes and speak with the representatives. Almost fifty vendors were at the fair, varying in professional fields from Healthcare to customer service.
The Dick's Sporting Goods representative says the table received a great response from the community.
"You know--the idea of the opportunities in such a large quantity coming to the area. It's just exciting for everybody and we've been greeted very well today and people are really happy," said Dick's Sporting Goods Operation Manager, Steven Whited.
Dick's Sporting Goods representatives say they are hiring more than 200 associate positions.