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03/04/2013
More than 85 Local Employers Seeking to Hire at Hudson Valley Community College Job Fair on March 12

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 4, 2013

More than 85 employers in the computer science, manufacturing, automotive, human services, health care and business fields will be represented at Hudson Valley Community College’s Job Fair for students, alumni of the college and the public on Tuesday, March 12. The fair, sponsored by the college’s Center for Careers and Employment, will be held in the McDonough Sports Complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Most employers will have full-time positions available, while many also will be able to discuss part-time openings, internships and summer employment opportunities.

For a complete list of employers and more information about the job fair, go to www.hvcc.edu/cce/events.

A job fair offers participants the advantage of meeting with employers face-to-face. It is also an opportunity to learn about available positions and consider multiple options before applying. Participants can network for future job openings and establish a list of contacts for applying at a later date. In addition, there is good news for job applicants who hold an associate degree. According to information supplied to “CNN Money” by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, nearly 30 percent of Americans with an associate degree earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree. To read the entire article, go to http://money.cnn.com.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.