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Work Local First Job Fair @ Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel – 9/17/14

Job Fair Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 11am-3pm

Come to the Job Fair at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel (near the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) and meet with prospective employers. Bring hard copies of your resume to hand out.

If you need to print hard copies or update your resume before the Job Fair come to a computer lab at the library (Mon – Fri 11:00-1:00, Tuesday evening 6:00-8:00, Thursday at Arlington 1:30-3:00).

Poughkeepsie Public Library District will be there to support you in your job search. We have free 2-hour classes available at the library for job searching, using Microsoft Office and others. Sign up for classes right at the Job Fair!

Below is the list from Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce with employers scheduled to be at the Job Fair.

All Work Local First Job Fair exhibitors have vacant positions to fill

All Sport Health and Fitness
Anderson Center For Autism
Anytime Home Care, Inc.
Atlantic Testing Laboratories
Axa Advisors
Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company
Bridgeway Federal Credit Union
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Clean and Tidy
Combined Insurance
The Community at Brookmeade
Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services
Dutchess County Human Resources
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Center
Dutchess One Stop Career Center
The Entrepreneur’s Source – Tom McQuade
Fidelis Care
Fountains at Millbrook
Gap, Inc. – Fishkill Distribution Campus
Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa
H&R Block
Health Quest, Inc.
Heartland Payment Systems
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Leona Chan, CPA
Lime Energy
Manpower, Inc.
Maranatha Human Services, Inc.
Marist College
McQuade Development, LLC
Merrill Lynch
New York Air National Guard
New York Life
Northwestern Mutual
Occupations, Inc.
Patterson Dental
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center
Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Premier Home Health Care
Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.
Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute
Riverside Auto Park, Inc.
Sharon Health Care Center
ShopRite Supermarkets – Florida, NY
Smart Staffing Group LLC
TEG Federal Credit Union
Tutoring Up-Grades
Valpak of Mid-Hudson Valley
Verizon Wireless
Warren Electric

Important message from Dutchess One Stop:

Before the Job Fair, take advantage of free resume critiquing on Tuesday, September 16.

Critiques will take place at the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie (1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400) and Beacon (33 Henry Street).  Registration is strongly recommended but walk-ins available on a limited basis. For more information go to  Questions?  Call (845) 485-2660 x3002.

For more info:

We hope to see you at the Job Fair!

Register for Summer PCC Courses!

Do you want to get better at Microsoft Excel, learn how to check out ebooks and emagazines and read them on your tablet, or find out how to research your ancestors online? This summer we have classes on these topics and much more at the Poughkeepsie Public Library! Space in each workshop is limited, so visit our online calendar to check out our offerings and register, or call (845) 485-3445 x3381 for more information.

Learn All About Instagram!

Public Computer Center staff will be offering an Introduction to Instagram course on Wednesday, June 25 at 1 pm. Join us to find out how to snap photos on your mobile device using the Instagram app,  and then share these photos with family and friends.

Check out our calendar of events for more information and to register.

Need Help Writing an Interesting Resume?

Our PCC will be offering the workshop Using the Library in Your Job Search on May 28 at 1 pm,  which is full of helpful tips for getting a job. However, job seekers often can’t make it to the class but could still use guidance on writing a resume that will get noticed by employers. GCFLearnFree has a great tutorial that meets these needs, and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Participants learn about different resume styles and what information to include (and not include) in each section, and can also take a look at the gallery of resume samples for ideas on how to format their own resume.

Check out this great resource here.

Hands-On Microsoft Office

For our spring session of classes, the PCC has introduced an exciting new offering to our roster of workshops. Hands-On Microsoft Office meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 pm and allows you to put your Microsoft Office skills to work. We have come up with case studies/projects for students to use to get practical experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. No registration is required, and an instructor is available to assist you as you work.

  • Word projects manipulate text in documents. Prerequisite Word 101 or equivalent experience.
  • Excel projects work with numbers in spreadsheets. Prerequisite Excel 101 or equivalent experience.
  • PowerPoint projects offer practice with presentations. Prerequisite Powerpoint 101 or equivalent experience.
Check out our new Hands-On Microsoft Office page on our PCC site to see samples of the work you will complete in the class: Library Edition

One of the many great databases the Poughkeepsie Public Library District provides to its library card holders is the Library Edition.  This database provides access to over  7,000 record collections, including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Individuals with a library card who live in the city or town of Poughkeepsie can access this database via the library website from the comfort of their own home! But if you are not a city or town of Poughkeepsie resident–don’t despair! Just visit one of our branches and speak to one of our friendly librarians, and they can help you use this wonderful resource on one of  the library’s public computers.

If you would like to learn more about how to get the most out of this database, the Public Computer Center offers an Introduction to workshop. Please visit our online calendar at for more information and to register.