Genesee Community College continues its commitment to providing students and the community with quality job placement opportunities with the annual fall Nursing Job Fair. Set for October 1, 2009 in the Forum at the Batavia Campus from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, the Nursing Job Fair is well timed for Genesee’s inaugural class of December Nursing program graduates. 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.
Over 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 a majority of the United State’s workforce. On March 6, 2009, the U.S. 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. Genesee is keeping up with the growing need for nurses with the decision, back in 2008, to admit students into the nursing program in both the fall and spring semesters in order to generate more nursing graduates per school year.
“The fall job fair is an opportune time for our December graduates,” Kathy Palumbo, R.N., director of Nursing at Genesee said. “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, open to the public, and will be held at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College in the Forum from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. on October 1. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and come prepared to interview. For a full list of attendees, directions and additional details, please visit www.genesee.edu/ctc or contact John McGowan at 585-343-0055 ext. 6383.