May 20, 2013

Job Fair well attended

Plattsburgh firms attend to recruit qualified applicants



Last year was her first experience at the Job Fair, and, she said, the company did bring on a number of new hires from applications it received.


Stacey Senecal of Plattsburgh said while she has held a job for five years, she is looking to find something related to her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and human services. 

She has applied to ARC, Pine Harbour Assisted Living and CVPH Medical Center, as well as the ETS staffing service.

“Everybody was very encouraging and supportive,” Senecal said.

WIRY Hometown Radio sales executive Jody Maloy said while the station is one of the sponsors of the Job Fair, it is also looking for a replacement for News Director Ducky Drake, who is retiring effective June 28. 

It will be difficult for anyone to fill his shoes, she said, as Drake has been with the Plattsburgh station for more than 30 years.

He has a wide range of skills, she said, from writing news stories, conducting interviews and remaining aware of developments in the local political and economic scenes. And part of the job involves listening to the national and regional news feeds and keeping track of the weather maps, while still performing on-air duties. 

WIRY has had several interested applicants who have the proper communications degree, Maloy said.

The successful applicant will be given the chance to develop their own on-air personality, she said.

“We have some who would be certainly able to give it a try,” Maloy said. 

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