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The Nano technology industry continues to grow in the Capital Region, giving some of those desperate for work, hope for a brighter future. As YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, a job fair at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering drew hundreds of job seekers to the school.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Steve Janack, CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications, says, "The message is, there is opportunity for everyone in New York in the Nanotechnology industry." Janack says, "We're looking to fill 300 positions at CNSE, opportunities that we have today, and opportunities that we'll have in the future."

More than 800 hopeful job seekers showed up at a job fair at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Michelle Boyle says, "I came here looking for a long term employment opportunity."

Cathy Yudzevich says, "I'm looking to reinvent my career, and an opportunity to be in technology, and what better place to be."

The job fair comes during a time officials are calling a nano-boom. Along with the job openings at the college, Global Foundries in Malta confirmed they are in the initial stages of expanding, both opening doors for people of all different skill levels.

Janack says, "It's opening up opportunities for people that are working in high tech, in the clean rooms, in the laboratories, but also for people that are working in traditional career paths, in finance in security and maintenance, and all of those types of positions."

Because the job fair attracted so many people, college officials say they expect to host another one in the upcoming months.

Yudzevich says, "I feel so fortunate to live in this area, and be able to take advantage of these opportunities."

Boyle says, "It means everything to me being able to pursue my passions, use my degree, and really be able to excel in life."

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