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Long Island companies seek to hire for 250 tech jobs at Nassau County job fair

Andrew Hazen is the co-founder and chief executive

Andrew Hazen is the co-founder and chief executive of LaunchPad and has joined with Peter Goldsmith, president of the Long Island Software & Technology Network, to chair TCubed, the sponsor of a Long Island tech job fair on June 11, 2015. This photo is from 2012.

More than 250 jobs in the fields of software engineering, Web development and digital marketing will be up for grabs during Nassau County's first technology job fair, scheduled for June 11.

The event, named Technology Island Job Fair, will host more than 70 local companies seeking to fill tech positions. Exhibiting companies will include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Canon, Telephonics and Dealertrack Technologies.

The "Technology Island" moniker is part of a new marketing and branding effort by TCubed -- short for Tech Task Team -- an advisory committee assembled to promote tech industry growth on Long Island. The job fair is one of the first tangible results of the Nassau team, a public-private partnership of leaders in the tech industry and Nassau County officials. They had their first meeting in April.

"What we kept hearing again and again from companies is that it's hard to hire good tech talent," said Andrew Hazen, CEO of LaunchPad, who along with Peter Goldsmith, president of the Long Island Software & Technology Network, co-chairs TCubed. "We figured, why not start by having the biggest tech-focused job fair on Long Island."

The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Admission and parking will be free, but job seekers are encouraged to register online in advance at long islandtechjobfair.com.

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