As part of his continuing effort to connect Queens businesses with prospective employees, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. has scheduled the next edition of his monthly Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair for June 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
The TWA Hotel and the Queensborough United Soccer Club/Soccer Friends USA are participating in the Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair series for the first time on June 17. They are joining a group of 14 other employers and recruiters that participated in recent fairs: CAMBA, Inc., The Child Center of New York, Commonpoint Queens, the Council for Airport Opportunity, Express Employment Professionals, Forest Hills Financial Group, Greater New York Nursing Service, the New York City Children’s Center, New York Life, the Nursing Personnel Home Care Agency, Queens Centers for Progress, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the US Open Tennis Championships, and Workforce1 Career Center.
Held the third Thursday of each month by the Queens Borough President’s Office, the Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair series connects Queens job seekers with a wide array of employment opportunities across a variety of industries.
The Borough President’s announcement about the fair comes amid numerous reports about businesses having difficult hiring workers, as the speed of the rebound from the pandemic recession has caught employers off guard and touched off a scramble to hire.
The Associated Press recently reported that the reopening of the economy, fueled by substantial federal aid and rising vaccinations, has released pent-up demand among consumers to eat out, travel, shop, attend public events and visit with friends and relatives. But while businesses are rushing to add workers immediately, many of the unemployed are either seeking better jobs than they had before the pandemic, still lack affordable child care, worry about contracting COVID-19, or have decided to retire early.
“The sudden and rapid end to the pandemic recession has forced us to confront new challenges, with employers seeking to quickly ramp up hiring while prospective employees continue face a number of issues that make it more difficult for them to re-enter the workplace,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “Our monthly Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fairs help address these problems by directly connecting Queens residents with prospective employers, who are able to offer extensive information on the job opportunities available. Together, we are working to get the Queens economy to fully rebound from a disastrous 2020.”
The June 17 fair will feature brief presentations from employers and recruiters seeking to fill numerous positions in a variety of fields, including aviation, transportation, developmental support, retail, finance and more. A question and answer session follows the presentations.
The fair will be livestreamed online from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at www.queensbp.org. Those interested in participating in the fair’s live interactive Q&A must RSVP by Wednesday, June 16 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. Instructions on how to participate in the Q&A will be emailed on the day of the event to those who register.
WPIX-TV (PIX11) returns as a media partner for the fair after having promoted previous recruitment fairs in 2020-21. The station will support the fair with promotional assistance over its airwaves and on its website at www.pix11.com.