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08/01/2000
Firms Are in Hot Pursuit of Soon-to-Graduate Students from Hudson Valley's Electrical Construction & Maintenance Program

Firms Are in Hot Pursuit of Soon-to-Graduate Students from Hudson Valley's Electrical Construction & Maintenance Program High-tech companies are competing heavily to recruit students from Hudson Valley Community College's Electrical Construction & Maintenance Program, wining and dining them and offering lucrative salary-and-benefit packages. Already, seven of the 30 members of the graduating class have signed on with Intel Corp. in Hudson, Mass., with a benefit package that includes a starting salary of $40,000-$45,000, laptop computers, stock options, and liberal relocation expenses. Another has signed on with MiCRUS in Poughkeepsie. The rest are being courted by Kimberly-Clark in Connecticut and ANECO in North Carolina. "A host of major employers are obviously very interested in the graduates of Hudson Valley's Electric Construction and Maintenance program," said Hudson Valley Community College President John L. Buono. "Our graduates are highly recruitable." Michael Dame, 22, of Cohoes, received offers from Intel, MiCRUS and ANECO. He plans to start June 12th at Intel, which has offered a competitive package, including a $40,000-45,000 salary, personal home computer, $15,000 in relocation expenses, stock participation, funding of further education and regular bonuses. He expects to spend the first six months of his employment training in one of the following locations: Israel; Ireland; California; New Mexico; Arizona or Oregon. After his high school graduation, Dame attending SUN -30- CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071 or Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 FOR RELEASE: Immediate: Tuesday, May 9, 2000 http: //www.hvcc.edu