150 attend job fair held at GCC in Albion
ALBION – About 150 people attended a three-hour job fair on Wednesday, inquiring about a range of job opportunities in Orleans County.
There were 23 businesses or agencies at the site looking to hire people for jobs in healthcare, manufacturing, human services and other businesses.
“We are looking for outgoing, energetic people who are go-getters,” said Michelle Spies, quality control coordinator for Weed Man in Albion.
The business is looking for employees to work in sales, outdoor marketing and as technicians.
The job fair was organized by the Orleans County Job Development Agency with support from GCC and the Albion Rotary Club. Job Development said there are more than 200 positions open in the county.
Virtual Polymer Compounds on Ridge Road in Medina is expanding and looking for workers in sales and fabrication. The company manufactures fiberglass manhole covers, benches, equipment shelters and other products.
Dan Bryndle, business development manager for the company, said VPC is looking for job applicants with a carpentry or building background.
“We are looking for fiberglass craftsmen, people who can manufacture our products,” he said.
Holli-Pac in Holley also is looking to hire people. The fruit and vegetable packing plant has 65 employees. It has an immediate need to hire 4-5 people, and long-term needs another 5 or 6 additional staff, said Cindy Romanowski, human resources director for Holli-Pac.
Orchard Manor in Medina also was at the Job Fair, looking to hire registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.
“There’s always going to be jobs in healthcare,” said Patty DiNardo, human resource director for Orchard manor.
She said the company has tuition assistance for eligible staff looking to improve their education, such as CNAs looking to become LPNs.
Orchard Manor has about 200 employees and currently has six jobs open.
“There is a lot of potential in healthcare,” she said.