Pioneer Credit Recovery, a Sallie Mae company, and the New York State Department of Labor will sponsor a tri-county career fair for veterans in western New York on April 3.

The career fair will be held at the White Star Inn, Route 16 in Chaffee, N.Y., from 2–7 p.m. It is expected about 25 employers will participate in the event. They represent employers from Wyoming, Allegany and Cattaraugus, as well as Genesee and Erie counties.

All potential attendees will have the opportunity to attend resume writing workshop, hosted by Pioneer.

The company plans to hire 75 full-time positions to support its collections and call center operations in Arcade and Perry by June 2014.

“We are serious about hiring more veterans,” said Jack Frazier, vice president, Sallie Mae, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “They have the experience and training to contribute to the future success of our company.”

Sallie Mae’s family of collection companies, including Pioneer, is one of the largest, responsible, compliant, and top performing collection operations in the country, having recovered billions in receivables on behalf of the American taxpayer.

No advance registration is required for job seekers interested in participating in the career fair.

As part of the event, participating employers will make a contribution to WNYHeroes. The nonprofit provides veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.

For more information, job seekers may contact (585) 492-8178

Chaffee, NY is located approximately 26 miles northeast of Ellicottville on Route 16.  From Olean, NY it is 38 miles north on Route 16, and is approximately 12 miles east of Springville, NY.