Rochester Chamber, Amerks, WHAM 1180 to Host Downtown Career Fair April 1

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Rochester Americans, NewsRadio WHAM 1180, and iHeartMedia to host a Downtown Career Fair Friday, April 1 at The Blue Cross Arena from noon to 3:00 p.m. 

The Downtown Career Fair is an opportunity for local job seekers to connect with Rochester-area businesses that are currently hiring. The event will be followed by a 7:05 p.m. game between the Amerks and Grand Rapids Griffins.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “I have visited dozens of Rochester Chamber member companies across our Finger Lakes region and talked with leaders of dozens more. A common theme that I have heard is that there is not a lack of available jobs, but a lack of qualified candidates to fill them. The Downtown Career Fair is an excellent one-stop shop for employers and job seekers to make mutually beneficial matches. I am pleased that Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is a part of this excellent event that helps foster economic prosperity for all in our region.”

Businesses can reserve their spot at the Downtown Career Fair for $300 ($150 for 501c-3 non-profit organizations) by visiting www.amerks.cowww.amerks.com/careerfair/careerfair. The cost includes one table, two free parking spots for the day in the Civic Center Garage, 20 tickets to the Amerks game to follow and complimentary refreshments and snacks.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members receive a discounted rate of $250 while business partners of Rochester Chamber’s RBA Staffing division pay $150.

Job seeker registration for the event is free and includes one ticket voucher to the Amerks game that night and the opportunity to network with growing companies that have immediate job openings. Job seekers must register in advance to attend the free event by visiting www.amerks.com/jobseeker.

The following businesses have already registered for the Downtown Career Fair:

Adecco; Allstate Insurance Co.; BCC Software; Berry Plastics; Catholic Charities; Catholic Family Center; CDS Monarch; Center for Workplace Development, BOCES 2; CORE Employment Store; DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc.; Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Farmers Insurance Group; Generations Child Care, Inc.; HCR Home Care; KR Communications; LiDestri Food, Beverage & Spirits; Lifetime Assistance, Inc.; Lifetime Health Medical Group; Lowes; Monroe-2 Orleans BOCES; Monroe Plan for Medical Care; Morgan Communities; New York Army National Guard; New York Life; Paychex; Regional Transit Service (RTS); Rochester Regional Health; Sears Holdings; SUNY Empire State College; Sutherland Global Services; The Highlands at Brighton; Time Warner Cable; Trillium Health; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; United Health Care; Visiting Nurse Service; Wegmans Food Markets; YMCA of Greater Rochester.