Loch Sheldrake, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Career Center’s Career & Job Fair attracted a crowd of regional businesses and job seekers on Wednesday, April 5. Open to students and the public, participants included some of the region’s largest employers. SUNY Sullivan Career Development & Transfer Advisor Klu Padu said more than 30 regional businesses participated in the event on campus and estimated that 78 students and job seekers attended.
“It was a good turnout and we had job seekers come from Pennsylvania over four hours away and stayed in a local hotel overnight to make it here. The group indicated they really wanted to find a job in New York,” said Padu.
Local business representatives said the job fair was a great opportunity to connect with students and others at the College, as well as the local community.
“We definitely want to encourage local students to apply to The Center for Discovery,” said Center for Discovery Field Recruiter Toni Castillo, who said the job fair provided a more direct and personal way of reaching potential applicants. “There are immense career growth opportunities at The Center for Discovery, right here in Sullivan County.”
“The job fair is super helpful,” said Bethel Woods Human Resources Manager Lauren Jones. “It allows us to get into the community, (and) it allows us to speak to students, faculty, and staff. We’ve had a few students come in just to see what was happening at the job fair, which is really great and exciting to see.”
In addition to The Center for Discovery and Bethel Woods, job fair participants included Garnet Health, LEGOLAND New York, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Allbright Electric, Granite Associates, NYS Department of Corrections, The Kartrite, Crystal Run Healthcare, New Hope Community, Sullivan County Public Health, Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Spectrum, and many other leading local and regional businesses.
For more information about Career Development at SUNY Sullivan, call 845-434-5750 ext. 4202.
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April 6, 2023.