JOB MARKET
6:28 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Immediate Openings Greet CNY Job Seekers at Opportunity Fair

A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday.  That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair.  

Job seekers crowd into a room at the Liverpool Holiday Inn Wednesday.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News
  Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings.  Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.
"We won the President's award for export this year because our company mainly exports.  So it's great we're able to produce something here in the Central New York area that goes other places.  So, it's wide- reaching...we're an international company."
Companies had plenty of people to choose from, with long lines at many of the tables.  Rapid Response Monitoring is now seeking date entry and operations people.  Spokesperson Amanda Murphy says even more openings are on the horizon.
Inficon of East Syracuse was one of about 50 companies offering jobs at the job fair.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News
"We're also looking to expand our business, in our location in Franklin Square by 22,000 square feet and adding about 6o to 70 new positions all across the company." Unemployment in the Syracuse area was report at 6.7% this past month…the lowest in more than four years.  Nevertheless, The crowds that flocked to the nearly 50 companies at the event show that the need for jobs is still high.   
WAER's Chris Bolt reports dozens and dozens of people with resumes in hand were finding openings at Wednesday's job fair.