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September 25, 2009 - 2:20pm

Nursing job fair Oct. 1 at GCC's Batavia campus

Genesee Community College will conduct the annual fall Nursing Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Forum at the Batavia Campus.

This is the first academic year that two nursing classes will be graduating from Genesee, one in December 2009 and the second in May 2010.

More than 20 local and regional health care companies will be available to answer questions, accept resumes and distribute material relating to their company's nursing employment and continued educational opportunities.

Job seeking participants are encouraged to come dressed to impress with resumes in hand. This year's participants include:

Adecco Medical & Science
Catholic Health System
Eastern Niagara Hospital
Erie County Home
Erie County Medical Center Corp. - SNF
Finger Lakes DDSO
Genesee County Nursing Home
Kaleida Health, Buffalo General Hospital Lifetime Care
Medical Staffing Network, Inc.
Med-Scribe, Inc.
NYS Office of Mental Health
Roberts Wesleyan College
Samaritan Medical Center
Sibley Nursing Personnel Services
Strong Memorial Hospital
The College at Brockport (SUNY)
The Village of Orleans
Thompson Health
United Memorial Medical Center University of Rochester School of Nursing
V.A. WNY Healthcare System
WNY Rural Area Health Education Center
Wyoming County Community Health System

Nursing is an area in which jobs are currently growing, unlike other areas of the workforce. On March 6, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the healthcare sector is continuing to grow, despite steep job losses in nearly all major industries. Hospitals, long-term care facilities and other ambulatory care establishments added 27,000 new jobs in February 2009, a month when 681,000 jobs were eliminated nationwide.

"The fall job fair is an opportune time for our December graduates," said Kathy Palumbo, R.N., director of nursing at Genesee. "This is often a desirable group of graduates because hospitals and other institutions may need to fill positions in the spring and most programs graduate in May or June only."

The job fair is free and open to the public. For a full list of participants, directions and additional details, please visit www.genesee.edu/ctc <http://www.genesee.edu/ctc>  or contact John McGowan at 585-343-0055 ext. 6383.

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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