Work Local First Job Fair

If you're looking to fill full-time, part-time or temporary positions and believe in hiring from the local community, the Work Local First Job Fair is for you.


If you're seeking employment with the top companies in the Hudson Valley, the Work Local First Job Fair is for you too.

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Being an exhibitor at the Work Local First Job Fair is complimentary.

All exhibitors receive space at one shared 8-foot table and two chairs.  Exhibitors should provide their own signage and extension cords for electricity (if necessary).  All exhibitors are asked to arrive no later than 10 a.m. to set up their table.

Bag lunches including a sandwich, chips, apple, cookie and drink will be available for $10.

*Any cancellations of reservations must be made by September 6, 2013.  Any no-shows or cancellations made after September 6 will be billed a $50 cancellation fee.

Questions? Call Carmela at 845-454-1700 ext. 1006 or e-mail

* Required


All Work Local First Job Fair exhibitors have vacant positions to fill

Employers at the 2014 Job Fair will be posted soon.

Before the Job Fair, take advantage of free resume critiquing on Tuesday, September 16.

Critiques will take place at the Chamber's Poughkeepsie (1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400) and Beacon (33 Henry Street).  Registration is strongly recommended but walk-ins available on a limited basis. For more information go to  Questions?  Call (845) 485-2660 x3002.

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Tips For Job Seekers

  • Dress for the job you want.  Many of the companies are sending their top hiring rep to the Work Local First Job Fair.  The way you look when you meet them is a significant factor in how they judge your candidacy.
  • Bring plenty of resumes.  Make sure you've got enough business cards, resumes, work samples and all other components of your job-seeking portfolio to hand out.  And make sure those samples are thoroughly edited and spell-checked to be free of mistakes.
  • Don't be shy.  Employers come to the Work Local First Job Fair to meet people and tell them about their companies.  Shake as many hands as possible, even those representing places you've never considered working before.  You never know what connection will lead to your next position.
  • Listen and learn.  Take advantage of all the free resources available at the Work Local First Job Fair, including seminars, resume critiquing and more.  Knowledge is power during a job search, and you want to make sure you accumulate as much of it as possible.

Think Local First!

Remember, When You Shop, When You Dine, and Even When You Shop Online, Think Local First!

Then remember to think about ways to go even farther.
  • Give Local First
  • Think Green Always
  • Think Global Next

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