Jobs in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Poughkeepsie is a city in Central New York’s Duchess County. The city is part of New York Metropolitan Area, located halfway between Albany and New York City in the Hudson Valley.
It is also known as the “Queen City of Hudson” for its history, natural beauty and wonders, arts and cultural centers and of course, the majestic Hudson River. Perhaps, the most popular tourist attractions in the city are Mid-Hudson Bridge and Walkaway over the Hudson Bridge both of which offer spectacular views of the city as well as the river.
A Bustling College Town
Poughkeepsie is a historic town particularly famous for its fine restaurants and wonderful historic architecture. It also has served as the state capital right after the American Revolution. It is also a bustling college town, home to many famous educational institutes such as Vassar College, Marist College, Duchess Community College and Culinary Institute of America. The State University of New York located in New Platz is only 9 miles away. In fact, there are more than 44 colleges within 50 miles of the city, making education a big economic sector in Poughkeepsie.
A Famous Industrial City
In the beginning, the city was a major grain port of the area before the construction of Erie Canal. It has long been a major industrial center as well. The city gain prominence as an industrial hub after the establishment of Smith Brothers Cough Drop Factory way back in 1850s. Currently, industry in the city includes printing and computer manufacturing. The city also produces ball bearings, chemicals and electronic devices.
Perhaps, the largest and most popular company in the city is IBM. In fact, the city is the primary design and manufacture center for IBM’s high-end Power Architecture Servers and newest mainframes. Therefore, there is growing demand of IT professionals in the city. Other notable companies in Poughkeepsie include Health Quest, Hudson Valley FCU, Target, Best Buy, James L Taylor Manufacturing Co and others.
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