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Get the job! If you are looking for work, we can help

March 23, 2017
Editorial , Lake Placid News

The North Country has always been higher than other areas as far as unemployment; however, it is now down to 6.7 percent in both Franklin and Essex counties. That's not bad, compared to Hamilton County, which has the highest unemployment rate in New York at 9.5 percent. By comparison, Nassau County on Long Island has the lowest rate at 4.1 percent.

So, if you hear the words, "There is no work around here" or "I can't get a job," we can help.

The Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise have seen a big increase since 2015 in the amount of job opportunities by businesses and institutions running "help wanted" ads in our classified section and online. That's why we have published a special section called "GET?THE Job," which appears in this week's newspaper. This is in conjunction with a Job Fair event the Enterprise is hosting on Wednesday, March 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at North Country Community College's Sparks Athletic Complex gym.

There will be more than 35 employers looking to fill about 150 different positions. Whether you are a first time job seeker or someone who has been in the work force for a while, make sure you attend.

If you want to build your confidence in the job-seeking process, members of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club can help. They will be reviewing resumes to make sure they grab the attention of employers. Get pointers on dress, body language and communicating clearly so you can make a great first impression. Also stop by to participate in a mock interview to prepare you for the real one.

If you know someone looking for a permanent career or a part-time job, tell him or her to come to the Job Fair next Wednesday. They can choose professional or skilled labor in areas such as healthcare, hospitality, education, technical, transportation and retail.

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will also be having a social gathering immediately following the fair from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow businesses and chamber members over light fare and beverages.

This is the biggest event of the entire year for high school or college graduates and people of all ages searching for a job. There is plenty of parking, and there will be give-a-ways.

Whether you are a passive or active seeker, check out this week's "GET?THE Job" tabloid or attend in person and possibly get hired that day.



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