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4/23/2014 1:24:54 PM

Governor Cuomo Announces Nano Utica Job Fair to Fill First Round of 1,500 New High-Tech Positions


Andrew M. Cuomo
- Governor

https://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04242014-nano-utica-job-fair

Albany, New York (April 23, 2014)

April 29 Career Fair Seeks Candidates for Opportunities at
Computer Chip Commercialization Center


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Nano Utica Job Fair, to be held Tuesday, April 29 from noon to 4pm at the SUNYIT Field House in Utica. The job fair marks the first milestone in the commitment to create 1,500 new jobs as part of the $1.5 billion Nano Utica initiative. There are more than 300 current and future openings to be filled at the job fair for the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) on the SUNYIT campus, and this will be facilitated by the Office of the Governor, New York State Department of Labor, the newly merged SUNYIT/SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), and their corporate partners.

"Nano Utica is one of the most exciting new economic development projects in New York State, bringing major international tech companies, more than a billion dollars in investment, and over one thousand jobs to the Mohawk Valley," Governor Cuomo said. "As the State's economy transitions to embrace the emerging industries of the 21st Century, we are inviting New Yorkers to become a part of this new venture in the Mohawk Valley and take advantage of the employment opportunities that Nano Utica is creating in the region."

SUNYIT is the site of Quad-C, a $125 million, 250,000 square-foot technology complex which will house a consortium of leading global technology companies led by Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Incorporated (ANSI), SEMATECH, Atotech, and partner companies including IBM, Lam Research, and Tokyo Electron. It will build upon the research and development programs currently being conducted by ANSI, SEMATECH, and their private industry partners at the CNSE Albany NanoTech Complex, further solidifying New York’s global recognition as a leader in nanotechnology innovation, education, and economic development.

Those interested in participating in the fair are encouraged to pre-register and upload their resumes at www.sunycnse.com/jobfair.aspx.

Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of the newly merged SUNYIT/ SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, said, “Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech blueprint for New York State is generating tremendous job growth from Albany to Buffalo. The positions being created at Quad-C provide an extraordinary opportunity for applicants, as we establish Utica as the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology education, research, development, and commercialization. CNSE is thrilled to partner with the Governor’s Office, New York State Department of Labor, and SUNYIT to offer this Nano Job Fair and encourage more New Yorkers to join this fast-growing industry.”

The SUNYIT/ CNSE merged campus and their corporate partners will provide prospective candidates with an opportunity to learn more about the job openings, complete and submit applications, and participate in introductory interviews. A significant outreach effort is being made to invite women, veterans, and minority candidates to participate in the Nano Utica Job Fair.

Among the support positions to be filled are engineers, technicians, and process operators, facilities operations technicians, and environmental health and safety officers. In addition, candidates are being sought for information technology, business operations, administrative, security, and cleaning and maintenance positions.

Annual salaries for the positions range from $35,000 to more than $100,000 and are funded by Quad-C’s tenant companies, as well as the Research Foundation for SUNY (RF), a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity. The positions include exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.

Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor Peter M. Rivera said, “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Cuomo, we have yet another opportunity to connect New York’s highly skilled workforce with hundreds of nanotechnology-based jobs. Positions like these are critical to the success and continued growth of the Governor’s high-tech corridor in New York State. I encourage the participation of all interested and qualified candidates.”


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About SUNY CNSE. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is the world leader in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, with more than $20 billion in high-tech investments and over 300 corporate partners. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty. CNSE maintains a statewide footprint, operating the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. CNSE co-founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at SUNYIT and is lead developer of the Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Complex, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information, visit www.sunycnse.com.

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Media Contact:

Jerry Gretzinger, CNSE VP of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
(518) 956-7359 | ggretzinger@albany.edu