News Release - Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair Adds Third Day to Accommodate Tremendous Demand

News Release – Aug. 12, 2013

City of Rochester and University of Rochester

News Release

Mayor Thomas S. Richards and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced today that Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair has added a third day to its schedule to accommodate the tremendous demand for the Employment Training segment of the event.

“The response thus far to the Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair has been truly amazing and demonstrates how important this service is,” said Mayor Richards. “Once again, I want to thank the University of Rochester and all the employers who are participating in this event. I am grateful for their commitment to this city’s future.”

“The University is proud to continue its successful partnership with the City of Rochester. Working together, this inaugural event will bring together key resources in our community to create meaningful connections between city residents and local employers,” said President Seligman. “As the economy continues to rebound, Rochester is poised to capitalize on its highly skilled labor force in the coming years. The University is excited to help facilitate new career matches as part of its ongoing commitment to the community we serve.”

The Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair was initially scheduled as a two-day event, with Employment Training on Aug. 22 and a Career Fair on Aug. 23. A new Employment Training segment has been added to the schedule for Aug. 21 because the Aug. 22 segment reached full capacity and registration was closed. Registration for the Aug. 21 segment is now open.

All segments are held at the Staybridge Suites Hotel, 1000 Genesee St.

The Employment Training and Career Fair is the result of several months of collaboration between the City and the University to address the continued need for employment opportunities for minority city residents—a group that faces higher unemployment rates than non-minority residents and individuals living in the suburbs.

The Employment Training segments will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature workshops on improving employment skills for the new economy. Topics will cover such subjects as cover letters and resumes, job-search strategies and internships, civil-service job applications and testing, tips and strategies for successful interviews and how to prepare for a career fair.

The Career Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature more than a dozen employers.
To register for the Aug. 21 Employment Training segment, or learn more about the Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair, visit or call 311 (428-5990 from outside city limits).


News Media: For more information, contact Tassie Demps, director of the City Department of Human Resource Management, at 428-6185, or Sara Miller, University of Rochester, at 275-4128.
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