Governor Cuomo Announces 200+ Businesses Will Offer 5,000 Job Opportunities at Syracuse Career Expo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 200 businesses will offer approximately 5,000 job openings at the Syracuse Career Expo on November 5. The event will be held at The Oncenter, located at 800 South State Street, and will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We have a large number of companies looking to hire and expand right here in Central New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “For anyone looking for a job or to advance their career, I strongly encourage them to pre-register and attend one of the largest career fairs the state has ever organized in this region.”

Businesses will be offering on-site job interviews with company representatives. In addition, a resource room will be available for job seekers to research employment opportunities and complete online applications.

Ensuring Job Seekers are Prepared

The Department of Labor is partnering with community organizations to help job seekers prepare for the Expo. The Department has been making staff available to work one-on-one with individuals on resume critique and development, how to pitch their skills set, and how to navigate the Expo in the days leading up to the event:

  • November 2, 10 a.m. to Noon: YWCA, 401 Douglas Street, Syracuse
  • November 2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Jobs Plus, 677 S. Salina Street, Ste. 201, Syracuse

Department of Labor staff will also offer workshops on resume development and job search success during the Career Expo.

Registration Encouraged

Those who wish to attend are asked to register online at: Space is limited and turnout is expected to be large, so individuals are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible.

“Large career fairs like this one offer tremendous opportunities for businesses and job seekers alike,” said State Labor Commissioner Nominee Roberta Reardon. “The New York State Department of Labor is pleased to be able to facilitate these kinds of events. Making the connection between businesses and job seekers is central to our mission, and I encourage all job seekers in the Syracuse region to register and seize this opportunity.”

Job seekers are reminded to dress well and bring several copies of their resumes.

Senator David J. Valesky said, “With such a diverse range of jobs available, it’s clear the Syracuse Region has a bright future. I encourage everyone to come to this major career fair and learn about the exciting and growing opportunities in our region.”

Senator John A. DeFrancisco said, “Major events like this are crucial to the region as we look to grow our economy by connecting those looking for work with the great businesses that provide its backbone. Job seekers should dust off their resume and come learn about the exciting career opportunities across our region.”

Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli said, “The pathway to obtaining the American Dream is having a job. Large-scale career fairs like this one provide unique opportunities to both job seeker and businesses alike. This event shows the State’s dedication to job seekers and to businesses providing high quality hiring services at no cost.”

Assemblyman Bill Magee said, “Our region’s economy is continuing to improve, and events like this prove that the future is bright. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and the Department of Labor for providing these services, and to the businesses that will participate next week in offering so many job opportunities to Central New Yorkers.”

Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney said, “We are proud to partner with Governor Cuomo, the State and the Department of Labor to bring so many available jobs to the people of Onondaga County. Together we can help change the lives of hardworking men and women who are looking for a job.”

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner said, “Growing our economy is linked to making sure job seekers are connected to the job opportunities available in our community. I’m pleased to support this job fair to help Syracuse neighbors find the careers they need to support their families and grow our region.”

For more information on upcoming job fairs and recruitments, please visit

For more information on Department of Labor services for job seekers, please visit

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

NYC Press Office:  212.681.4640

Albany Press Office:  518.474.8418

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