JOHNSTOWN – Fulton-Montgomery Community College is holding its annual Community Job Fair Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. in the college gymnasium.
The event is open to any interested community members or students, and will feature 63 different employers, mostly from Fulton and Montgomery counties, according to Andrea Scribner, an academic adviser and education and career specialist at FMCC.
“This is going to be a record number of employers that we’ve had,” she said.
The job fair is a joint effort between FMCC, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and Fulton Montgomery Schoharie Workforce Solutions Center.
Employers will offer a variety of opportunities, full-time and part-time career opportunities, summer jobs and internships, Scribner said.
The fair is a great opportunity for networking, even for anyone who might not be looking for a job right away, Scribner said. It provides a chance to practice speaking with employers, seeing what’s out there and figuring out what interests you, she added.
“Some people come to the job fair not with a particular career field in mind, and they learn about different things that interest them, that they didn’t even know existed in Fulton and Montgomery County,” Scribner said. “It’s a great opportunity to see the opportunities right in our backyard.”
The employers come from a variety of different fields and industries, including health care, manufacturing, maintenance, criminal justice, military, business and technology, she said.
It’s recommended that anyone attending the fair bring several printed copies of their resume to give to potential employers, and that they “dress for success” with professional attire, Scribner said.
A list of participating employers, along with helpful hints about what to wear and questions to ask potential employers, is available online on the FMCC website, a link to the page currently can be found on the college’s homepage.
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