The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany said it’s hosting a jobs fair on Wednesday, Nov. 7, to help fill 300 jobs at the growing facility.
At a time when the state’s unemployment rate is about 9 percent — a point above the national average — the nano center has been a point of pride for upstate. It garnered a visit from President Obama in May.
The center, first opened in 2001, now boasts of $14 billion in high-tech investments from the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel and Samsung. It is currently undergoing a massive expansion, thanks to $4 billion investment from the companies.
It has more than 2,600 employees.
“The Nano Job Fair next month is welcome news for all job seekers in New York, especially as the state works to stimulate local economies and create jobs for our families,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “With more than 300 positions available, the nanotechnology industry in the Capital Region offers many exciting opportunities for professionals of all backgrounds in this fast-growing field.”
The center said the jobs fair wants to encourage women, veterans and minority candidates to participate. The “Nano Job Fair” is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex.
Among the jobs include “a variety of technical, engineering and infrastructure support positions will be showcased at the Nano Job Fair, including engineering and process operator positions for CNSE’s Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), Center for Semiconductor Research (CSR), and U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC); facilities operations technicians, with skills in HVAC and nanoelectronics tool fit-up and maintenance; and environmental health and safety officers.”
There are also administrative, operational and support positions, ranging from IT and security officers and maintenance workers. The salaries range from $35,000 to more than $100,000, the center said.
For information or to pre-register with a resume, visit http://cnse.albany.edu/Outreach/NANOvember/NanoJobFair.aspx.