Tech Loop Hitting Road Again in September for College Job Fairs

Sep 6th, 2018

Take a look at a local job board and you’ll likely find openings for software-related positions in the Capital Region throughout the year. While it’s always nice to hire only experienced staff, you also need to invest in young, budding talent. Build them up and they will stay.

By attending these outlying job fairs, the goal of the NY Tech Loop is to raise the awareness of what’s happening in the regional software technology community, whether it’s a job opening from a company like Tyler Technologies or a unique offering from a consulting firm like Troy Web. 

The tour spans New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey with stops at SUNY Binghamton, Clarkson University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, NJIT, and Steven’s Institute. By attending these fairs, soon-to-be grads will gain valuable exposure to the area’s innovative companies and employment opportunities. This will help the Tech Loop expand its presence in the northeast while attracting new talent to Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy. 

 “College grads are eager to get experience. With the diversity of companies in the region, between size, discipline, and tech stack, there are plenty of opportunities,” said NY Tech Loop President Susan Lundberg. 

“Considering the debt some graduates have out of college, the cost of living in the NY Tech Loop region holds a special appeal. Simply put, this is a great area to work and live in,” said Lundberg. 

Member companies of the Tech Loop receive resumes from the job fairs with recommendations for filling specific job openings. Due to the sizable costs of acquiring tech talent, landing even one new hire as a result of the Tech Loop’s efforts at these fairs provides a strong ROI for becoming a member. 

Below is an image from New York Tech Loops trip to this years' Binghamton job fair.

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