Are you looking for a job? A full-time job or a second, part-time job? If you're like me, you are constantly hearing about businesses hiring in the Hudson Valley, but you aren't really sure as to how to go about getting one of those jobs, especially if you haven't been working the last few years.

Where can you go to get info on new jobs? Places that you can look at, talk with and apply directly with people who are hiring right now? How about a job fair? There are two of these events coming up in the next few weeks, which will help you get that extra money before the winter holidays.

Where are the upcoming jobs fairs? How can you be a part of the hiring?

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There are many large box stores that you can walk into and apply to without having to wait for a hiring event. Those places include Walmart, Gap Warehouse, Kohls, BJ's Wholesale Club, Stop & Shop, Shop Rite and Price Chopper to name a few. 

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Orange County NY Job Fair at Newburgh Mall

When can you attend the big hiring event in Newburgh NY? The event will be held on Wednesday October 18, 2023 at the Newburgh Mall, Union Ave in Newburgh NY 12550, from noon to  5 PM.  There are more than 80 employers that are scheduled to attend in career fields ranging from healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and government, and they will all be hiring for a wide range of positions.

When is the big hiring event in Dutchess County NY?

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The large hiring event this fall in Dutchess County NY will be taking place at the Poughkeepsie Grand, Market St in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 3 PM to 6 PM.

The above hiring fairs, career fairs, job fairs, which ever you want to call them are free for you to attend. There is no charge to apply for these jobs, and you should question a job that is making you pay them to apply.

A few tips to be successful at these hiring events? Come dressed in clean, non-wrinkled clothes. No, they don't have to be your best-est clothes, but be neat, clean and presentable. If you have a resume, bring it and make sure it has your up-to-date contact info. Be ready to ask potential employers questions, about the job they are hiring for plus what benefits they offer their employees. Also, remember to bring a pen. Often there might be forms to fill out and having a pen will go a long way to show you are prepared. Best of luck with your job search!

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