Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00 PM 

(November 10, 2020 at 3:08pm)

QUEENS, NY – Empire Vets, Food Bazaar and R.A.I.N. Total Care, Inc., will join the list of more than a dozen featured employers and recruiters at the eleventh installment of the “Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair,” hosted by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 as part of an ongoing push to connect Queens job seekers with available employment opportunities.  

The full list of partnering employers includes: CAMBA, Inc., The Child Center of New York, Commonpoint Queens, Council for Airport Opportunity, Empire Vets, FDNY, Forest Hills Financial Group, Food Bazaar, Metro One Loss Prevention, the New York City Children’s Center, New York Life, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), Queens Centers for Progress, R.A.I.N. Total Care, Inc., U.S. Census Bureau, WATCH GUARD 24/7 and Workforce1. 

WPIX-TV (PIX11) has also joined this employment recruitment initiative as a media partner. The station will support the upcoming fair with promotional assistance over its airwaves and on its website at pix11.com

Held every three weeks, the November 18 Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair will be held 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, November 17 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. Instructions on how to participate will be emailed within 48 hours to those who register. 

The Jobs Recruitment Fair will also be livestreamed at www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided live by Sorenson Community Interpreting Services. 

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 sits at 13.8 percent as of September, down from a high of 21.6 percent in June but up more than 10 percentage points from February’s 3 percent unemployment rate. According to the New York State Department of Labor, more than 2.04 million New York City residents have filed unemployment claims between March 8 and October 31. 

“During these difficult times with the pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sure that employers can connect with candidates remotely,” said GI Go Fund CEO and Co-Founder JACK FANOUS. “Empire Vets has been working diligently over the past year to this end, connecting veterans in New York City with thousands of opportunities posted by companies for COVID-19 relief and recovery. We are proud to be a part of this event, and are thankful to the Queens Borough President for putting it together.”

“Bogopa Service Corporation is a family owned company that operates 29 full-service supermarkets in the Tri-State metropolitan area under the name ‘Food Bazaar,’” said Bogopa Service Corporation Director of Marketing & Development SUZANNE KUCZUN. “We are an equal opportunity employer, a mission-driven (Feeding Your Way of Life), values-based company that provides opportunities to people from all walks of life. We believe that our most important resource is our employees, therefore, we compensate our family of employees competitively and are seeking eager, hard-working individuals who want to grow with us. Come join a talented team of employees dedicated to growing personally and professionally together.” 

“R.A.I.N. Total Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit social service organization established in 1964.  We are proud to participate in the 11th Virtual Recruitment Fair sponsored by Queens Borough President’s Office and hire home health aides, nurses and staff in our Home Attendant Services division,” said R.A.I.N. Total Care, Inc. President and CEO ANDERSON TORRES, PhD, LCSW-R

“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Queens Borough President Sharon Lee in presenting opportunities for work at our multi-service organization,” said CAMBA, Inc. President and CEO JOANNE M. OPLUSTIL. “CAMBA is a great place to work, serving 65,000 people in all five boroughs of New York City. We invest in our employees and provide opportunities for growth, and we know when you work here, you’re more than your job description.” 

“Commonpoint Queens created The Hub as a one-stop social service center dedicated to helping the most vulnerable community members looking to rebuild their lives and provide for their families. The Hub classrooms and technology labs offer a combination of virtual and in-person classes for jobs in high-growth industries, increasing the likelihood of participants securing employment,” said Commonpoint Queens Director of Business Development DENIA TAVAREZ. “For individuals looking for immediate job placement assistance, we recruit and place entry-level to mid-level candidates in allied health, healthcare, administrative support, social services, education and more.”   

“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.”   

“The excellence of the New York City Fire Department is enhanced by the ability to recruit, hire, retain, and promote highly skilled, talented and motivated members from diverse backgrounds,” said FDNY Assistant Commissioner for Recruitment and Retention NAFEESAH NOONAN. “FDNY prides itself in attracting candidates who are of diverse gender, age, culture, race, religious preference, and sexual orientation because the expression of unique ideas provides for better productivity, efficiency and service to a diverse and multi-faceted community.” 

“As an Associate of FHFG and a Financial Representative with Guardian, you’re an entrepreneur. You can define your career, be your own boss, keep flexible hours and earn a highly competitive income. You’ll join a community of professionals and a company with a solid reputation,” said Forest Hills Financial Group Director of Operations DIANE NEUSTADT. “Best of all, you’ll be building a business for yourself, but not by yourself. When you become a financial representative with FHFG, you can have more than just the career you want. You can have the life you want while doing meaningful work.” 

“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.” 

“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.” 

“Thank you to the Queens Borough President, Sharon Lee, for this opportunity to collaborate,” said Quality Services for the Autism Community Human Resources Staffing Manager CLARE SCHAEFFLER

“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.” 

“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 and American Housing Survey, as well as our current surveys.”   

“We are delighted to partner with Borough President Lee to promote jobs with WATCH GUARD 24/7,” said WATCH GUARD 24/7 CEOJOHN 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.” 

The prior Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fairs were hosted by Borough President Lee on April 22, May 13, June 3, June 24, July 15, August 5, August 26, September 16, October 7 and October 28.  To view the videos of the previous fairs, visit www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair


WHAT:          11th Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair 

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

WHERE:       Livestream www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair Prospective applicants interested in participating via Zoom, RSVP by November 17 via www.queensbp.org/RSVP

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