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Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Career Fair

Employment numbers released Thursday showed a loss of 1,000 private-sector jobs in Binghamton over the past year. But that didn't stop eager job seekers from going to the SUNY Broome Ice Center for the Chamber of Commerce Job Fair.

Despite the difficult job market that the Binghamton area currently faces, the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce put on its annual Career Fair at SUNY Broome Friday.

The job fair featured 63 employers, and plenty of eager job seekers who sought their attention. The free event featured representatives from the NYS Department of Labor, who put on a workshop to help job seekers with their interview techniques.

"I figured that the job fair would have a lot of things to offer, a lot of different places that I hadn't thought to look at and everyone here has been so nice, so its really nice to just hand a resume and say I'm looking, I'm interested, please call me," said job seeker Erin Donovan.

"Some of them have already talked to people and planned interviews for today, so job seekers are actually coming, knowing that they're already getting an interview,"
said Project and Event Coordinator Debby Evans.

The event happens twice a year. The resumes of all the candidates were also scanned and put in an online database for all employers to look at afterwards.