NEW PARTNERS JOIN QUEENS’ HIRING PUSH AT SEVENTH VIRTUAL JOBS RECRUITMENT FAIR
Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00PM
(Tuesday, August 18 at 10:39am)
QUEENS, NY – The seventh installment of the “Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair,” hosted by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, will be held on August 26th to connect Queens job seekers to available employment opportunities. Featured employers and recruiters include: The Child Center of New York, Constructive Partnerships Unlimited, the Council for Airport Opportunity, LIFE Camp, Inc., Mercy Home, Metro One Loss Prevention, MetroPlus Health Plan, New York Life, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), Queens Centers for Progress, the United States Census Bureau, WATCH GUARD 24/7, Workforce1 and the Young Adult Institute (YAI).
“With unemployment rates across New York City approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression, promptly and urgently connecting job seekers with available positions in key sectors of our restarting economy is more critical than ever,” said Borough President LEE. “Queens is pleased to have new partners join our returning employers at our seventh Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair to answer questions live about a wide variety of jobs hiring now.”
Held every third Wednesday, the next Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 online from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. Prospective applicants interested in participating in the live interactive Q&A via Zoom Webinar must RSVP by Tuesday, August 25 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. The Jobs Recruitment Fair will also be livestreamed at www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair.
Participants and viewers will hear brief presentations from employers and recruiters seeking to fill hundreds of positions in a variety of service fields including developmental support, transportation, retail, security and more.
The ongoing hiring push comes as Queens’ unemployment rate rose to 21.8 percent in June — up from just 3 percent in February — as a result of the economic emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the New York State Department of Labor, more than 1.63 million New York City residents have filed unemployment claims between March 8 and August 8.
“Constructive Partnerships Unlimited is one of New York City’s largest and most widespread community living organizations with programs dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities,” said Constructive Partnerships Unlimited Employment Manager AUDRA ZWEIG.
“During this current pandemic and unemployment crisis, Metro One is proud to support our community by taking part in the Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair,” says Metro One Loss Prevention Services Performance Manager LALCHAN HOOLAS. “We look forward to meeting promising candidates who will bring great value to our company and applaud Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee and her team on their efforts to bolster our great city.”
“We are thankful to Queens Borough President Sharon Lee for this opportunity to collaborate,” said Quality Services for the Autism Community Human Resources Staffing Manager CLARE SCHAEFFLER.
“The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for Field Representative positions throughout the five boroughs,” said U.S. Census Bureau Recruiter ARUN NATARAJAN. “We are filling these positions for our Housing and Vacancy Survey, American Housing Survey, as well as our current surveys.”
“The Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) is once again honored to partner with Queens Borough President Sharon Lee,” said Council for Airport Opportunity Executive Director ANDREW CAMPBELL. “We are seeing a growing need for more airport workers as we begin to safely and slowly recover from this devastating pandemic. Partnering with the Queens Borough President’s office on this recruitment fair will help the Queens community gain access to much needed employment opportunities. I applaud the Queens Borough President on her efforts to support Queens residents.”
“LIFE Camp, Inc. is excited to partner with the Queens Borough President’s Office to hire members of our community and join us in our mission to make peace a lifestyle,” said LIFE Camp, Inc. CEO ERICA FORD.
“Mercy Home’s mission is to ensure the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by recognizing each person’s inherent dignity and the right to a life filled with learning and love,” said Mercy Home Human Resources Manager SOFIYA AVAKYAN.
“MetroPlus Health Plan is pleased to participate in the virtual recruitment fair,” said MetroPlus Health Plan Chief Growth Officer ROGER MILLINER. “We applaud Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee and her team on taking the initiative to address the employment needs of New Yorkers, and we look forward to meeting great candidates at the fair.”
“Thank you to Borough President Lee, for we are proud to serve our community and city during this critical time of need,” said New York Life Partner WILLIAM CLEARE. “We look forward to making a difference one interview at a time.”
“QCP has been an essential business throughout this pandemic and we have continued to provide quality services to our individuals with special needs,” said Queens Centers for Progress Human Resources Assistant Director MICHELLE JENKINS. “We are delighted to continue this partnership with the Queens Borough President’s Office to provide meaningful positions that offer great benefits and growth opportunities.”
“We are delighted to partner with Borough President Lee to promote jobs with Watch Guard 24/7,” said Watch Guard 24/7 CEO JOHN RAFFERTY. “Qualified individuals have an opportunity to have a rewarding career with excellent benefits and growth opportunities. We are an essential business providing service throughout this difficult time and beyond.”
“YAI promotes a mission of living, loving, working and learning to better the lives of people with disabilities,” said YAI Assistant Manager for Human Resources in Suffolk County and Queens ANDREJ DROFENIK. “If you’re interested in a positive and supportive work environment, YAI is a great place to stay and to grow.”
The prior Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fairs were hosted by Borough President Lee on April 22, May 13, June 3, June 24, July 15 and August 5. To view the videos, visit www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair.
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WHAT: 7th Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
WHERE: Live stream www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair
Prospective applicants interested in participating via Zoom, RSVP by August 25 via www.queensbp.org/RSVP
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