More than 100 people signed up for the first-of-its-kind job fair in Rochester. Spots filled up so quickly, that organizers decided to add an extra day.
The City of Rochester and the city's largest employer teamed up to not only tell people about jobs that are out there, but also prepare them for it.
The Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair started a couple years ago as an effort by the University of Rochester and the faith community. It's now now turned into a three-day event that includes the City of Rochester. The event targets minorities.
Participants got classes on everything from how to build a better resume and how to apply for a job online, to how to fill out civil service job applications. Participants were also given tips on how to search for the right jobs.
"What I see a lot of the time is that individuals are really not prepared to apply for jobs in the community," said Tassie Demps, City Human Resources Director. "So we put together these two days of training to say not only are there jobs where the employers will come on Friday, but let's give individuals the skills."
Participants will take classes Wednesday and Thursday to prepare them for the Career Fair on Friday.
The Career Fair is open to the public and will be held at Staybridge Suites on Genesee Street from 9 am - 4 pm. Employers will be looking for candidates to fill entry level jobs and management positions.