Finding a job is always a challenge but it's been even more difficult during the last 6 months, with Western New York hit especially hard by furloughs and business closings due to pandemic-related issues.

Next Thursday, September 24, the Niagara County Department of Employment and Training is slated to hold a  walk-up career fair.

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The number of companies offering to participate is growing with officials saying eight have already signed up and they expect more to take part.

WIVB-TV tells us the event will be held in front of the Trott Access Building at 1001 11th Street in Niagara Falls, weather permitting and will run from 10 a.m. until noon.

County officials say those who attend must wear a mask and social distancing rules will be in effect

Businesses participating include:

  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Home Depot
  • Remedy Staffing
  • Seneca Niagara Casino
  • Panera Bread
  • NFTA
  • New Directions
  • Empower

An appointment is not necessary.

Organizers tell us...

“Niagara’s WorkSourceOne is all about connecting job seekers with employers and, like so many other things, it has been a challenge during the pandemic,” said Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch, Chairman of the Community Services Committee. “That’s why we are excited to be able to offer a mini walk-up career fair, which may not be as expansive as some of our past events, but allows us to help those looking for jobs while maintaining proper safety protocols.”