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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Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services

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

511NY Rideshare/MetroPool

Abilities First

Access: Support for Living

Adams Fairacre Farms

Adecco Staffing

Adelphi University

Ambit Energy

Anderson Center for Autism

Any-Time Home Care, Inc.

Archcare at Ferncliff 

Arnoff Moving & Storage, Inc.

Associa New York

Bonura Hospitality Group

C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie 

Clean 'N Tidy

Crunch Fitness

Dutchess Community College

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dutchess County Veterans' Services

EFCO Products, Inc. 

Elant, Inc. 

Erie Insurance

Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions

Fidelis Care

 First Student, Inc.

Friendly Ford

Friendly Honda

Gap, Inc. - Fishkill Distribution Campus

Greystone Programs, Inc. 

Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa 

Health Quest 

Here's Help Staffing & Recruiting

Hudson Valley Career Development, LLC 

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union


IXL Health & Fitness 

Koshii Maxelum America, Inc.

LCS Companies

Luminary Media

Manpower, Inc. 

Marantha Human Services, Inc.

Marist College

Mary Kay Cosmetics

MassMutual Albany 

MB&L Parking Solutions

Merry Maids

 MidHudson Regional Hospital

Neave Group Outdoor Solutions

New Horizons Resources, Inc. 

New York Life

New York State Bridge Authority

Normann Staffing

Northwestern Mutual

Pawling Corporation

PC Construction

People's United Bank

Phenix Salon Suites 

Poughkeepsie Journal

 Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Premier Medical Group


Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies 

Rhinebeck Bank

Sam's Club

S&O Construction Services Inc.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital


The Arc of Dutchess

The Chamber Foundation, Inc.  

Tomas Tapas Bar & Restaurant

U.S. Navy

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

Vector Security  

Verizon Wireless

Viridian Energy


Women's Enterprise Development Center 

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 further.
  • Give local first
  • Think green always
  • Think global next

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