Job fair Monday in Canton will connect job seekers with employers

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January 2016: What’s Happening Here?

F.X. Caprara Honda

With infrastructure work completed to give tenants access to utilities, the 88-acre corporate park recently achieved “shovel ready” status from Empire State Development. Park owner Purcell Construction Corp., Watertown, invested about $450,000 in design and infrastructure work to make water and sewer lines accessible at the site, ESD said in a news release. The site’s “shovel ready” certification means it meets utility requirements for businesses to move in. Purcell received a $125,000 grant from National Grid’s Shovel Ready Infrastructure program to help complete preparation work at the site, which has railroad access and space for about 20 businesses. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

With infrastructure work completed to give tenants access to utilities, the 88-acre corporate park recently achieved “shovel ready” status from Empire State Development. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

What: F.X. Caprara Honda dealership

Location: Outer Bradley Street corporate park, town of Pamelia. The Honda dealership is adjacent to the Exit 47 interchange off I-81 at the northern end of the park.

Owner: F.X. Caprara Car Cos. Co-owner Charles G. Caprara has been named to manage the Honda franchise

Developer: D.C. Building Systems

Site prep: Purcell Construction Corp.

Opening: April 1

Features: In addition to a state-of-the-art showroom, the 30,000-square-foot dealership includes a service center with 13 vehicle bays. The lot contains 421 parking spaces for inventory and customers. “We’re going to try to land 400 cars for opening day,” Mr. Caprara said. “I want color choices and every bit of available product.” The main entrance/exit is on Bradley Street for the dealership, which will be the only Honda franchise in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Local jobs: 60 full-time employees upon completion; several dozen construction jobs

Job fair: A job fair for open positions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Workplace employment agency, 1000 Coffeen St. Job openings will soon be available for a variety of sales, service and administrative positions.

— Ken Eysaman, compiled from Watertown Daily Times staff reports.