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Free job fair event to take place at 500 Seneca in Buffalo on March 7

Dozens of local companies will be hiring for a wide range of skilled and unskilled positions

Organizers have a limited number of free tables for additional companies to participate

BUFFALO, NY – Feb. 19, 2019 – Dozens of startups and small businesses from across Western New York will be recruiting for a wide range of jobs and internships at the inaugural Ignite Buffalo JobCade on March 7 from 3 pm to 7 pm at the 500 Seneca building in Buffalo. The job fair, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Ignite Buffalo, with support from 43North, ACV Auctions, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective employers; receive expert advice about their resume and interviewing skills; take part in a happy hour and networking presented by ACV Auctions from 5:30 pm to 7 pm; and have free professional headshots taken for LinkedIn, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. For more details, visit

Businesses at JobCade will be looking to hire for a diverse set of more than 200 skilled and unskilled positions, ranging from entry-level openings to executive roles. Sample open positions include dancer, choreographer, production manager, wellness consultant, account manager, sales manager, executive assistant, software developer, customer success guru, marketing manager, production assistant, partnership manager, inside sales, UX designer, project manager, data scientist, and optical engineer. Companies will also be seeking interns to assist in areas such as social media, marketing, administration, photography, and sales.

Organizers have a limited number of free tables available for local companies to participate in the event. Businesses that would like more information or to request to table should contact 43North Director of Talent Strategy Jen Reed at by March 1 at noon.

“Buffalo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is seeing more activity than we’ve had in generations,” said 43North President Alex Gress. “That is abundantly evident in the number of jobs that local startups and small businesses will be looking to hire for at the inaugural Ignite Buffalo JobCade. If you’ve ever wanted to work for an emerging company in our community, this could be your chance!”

The following companies, which include several Ignite Buffalo and 43North winners, plan to have tables at the event:

ACV Auctions
Barrel + Brine
Bounce Imaging
Femi Secrets
Grit Seed Inc.
Helm Experience & Design
Immersed Games
Jeca Energy Bar Company LLC
La’Movement Fitness
Papercraft Miracles
Strategic Financial Solutions
Tactiva Therapeutics, Inc.
Top Seedz
TROVE Predictive Data Science

About Ignite Buffalo

Ignite Buffalo is a small business grant and mentorship program that was established by 43North, Facebook, M&T Bank, and other partners to promote sustainable growth, job creation, and ongoing education in Buffalo, NY. The program provides access to industry experts through free programming and resources, and $1 million in grants that were awarded to 27 small businesses to spur economic growth in the region. To learn more about Ignite Buffalo, visit

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