Chase will host job fair for displaced workers on June 26, June 28

Posted 13 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins

ALBION – JP Morgan Chase will have a job fair at its soon-to-close Albion site on June 26 and June 28.

The company announced last week it is shutting down its mortgage servicing business in Albion, and will lay off about 400 employees in September. The company will retain 150 of those jobs at other sites in Western New York. It will give its Albion workers a shot at those positions.

The company will be joined by other employers at the job fair later this month, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, announced this afternoon.

“I appreciate Chase’s commitment to engaging on opportunities for its employees and keeping jobs in area,” Collins said.“This is a good outcome for both the workers in Albion and the Western New York economy.”

The job fairs will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.

“We have more work to do to help the people of Orleans County, but this is a huge step in the right direction,” Collins said. “I will continue to work with JP Morgan Chase and our partners in the private sector and at every level of government to help find jobs for each person affected.”