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.

Sponsored by:

Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services

Media Partner:


Employers can register by downloading and sending us the below form: 

2015 Job Fair Registration Form 2015 Job Fair Registration Form (428 KB)


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

5Linx Enterprises
Abilities First
All Sport Health and Fitness
Ambit Energy
Anderson Center For Autism
Anytime Home Care, Inc.
Astor Services For Children and Families
Atlantic Testing Laboratories
AXA Advisors
Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company
Banner Lifestyles - Shaklee
Bridgeway Federal Credit Union
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.
Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
Clean and Tidy
Combined Insurance
The Community at Brookmeade
Dutches BOCES
Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services
Dutchess County Human Resources
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Center
Dutchess One Stop Career Center
The Entrepreneur's Source - Tom McQuade
Fidelis Care
Fountains at Millbrook
Gap, Inc. - Fishkill Distribution Campus
Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa
H&R Block
Health Quest, Inc.
Heartland Payment Systems
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Huff N Puff
Leona Chan, CPA
Lime Energy
Manpower, Inc.
Maranatha Human Services, Inc.
Marist College
McQuade Development, LLC
Merrill Lynch
New York Air National Guard
New York Life
Northwestern Mutual
Occupations, Inc.
Patterson Dental
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center
Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Premier Home Health Care
Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.
Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute
Riverside Auto Park, Inc.
Sharon Health Care Center
ShopRite Supermarkets - Florida, NY
Small Business Development Center
Smart Staffing Group LLC
TEG Federal Credit Union
Tutoring Up-Grades
U.S. Army Recruiting Center

Valpak of Mid-Hudson Valley
Verizon Wireless
Warren Electric

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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