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Binghamton Senators Host Second Annual Career Fair

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Hundreds flocked to the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena for a Binghamton Senators' event, but there was no one playing hockey.

It was for the B-Sens' second annual Career Fair in partnership with the Broome-Tioga Workforce New York.

More than 35 vendors were present. Companies such as Tioga Downs, Arctic Bear and UHS recruited for open positions. From sales, to nursing, to management roles, there were a large range of opportunities. Companies say face-to-face interaction is a great way to find the best candidates for those roles.

“You know, if you get a resumé over an email or a fax, you don’t really get a feel for the person,” said Marissa Hubbert, central station Manager for Sentry Alarms, "I think job fairs give you a feel for what type of person they are, and their personality, and whether or not they’d be a fit for the company.”

And local job seekers agree that career fairs are effective.

“In today’s economy, it’s really competitive. So I feel like the more things you know, the more employable you are,” said Binghamton resident Emmanuel Fischer, “And this career fair is helping me to do that by getting my foot in the door and meeting new people that are seniors in their field. And it’s just a good experience in general.”

Fischer says talking with dozens of professionals has expanded his career horizons.

In addition to potential jobs, resumés had an extra perk for job seekers, the event featured a way to win free B-Sens tickets.

If you missed Wednesday’s fair, the Broome-Tioga Workforce New York will be teaming up with the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce for a job fair on March 8th at the Owego Treadway Inn.