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Job fair to take place at JFK Airport on July 31


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON

The Borough Wide Aviation/Community Job Fair EXPO 2015 is scheduled for takeoff on Friday, July 31, at JFK international Airport in the former TWA Terminal.

The job fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer job-seekers the chance to explore and apply for a wide variety of careers, specifically careers in aviation and the airport industry. Available positions include security, passenger service, retail and flight attendants.

Attendees must be 18 years or older and are advised to bring identification, plenty of resumes, and to dress professionally.

A second job fair will take place on Friday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LaGuardia Airport in the Central Terminal Building.

The Borough Wide Aviation/Community Job Fair EXPO 2015 is sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and is the largest employment activity in Queens.

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Dozens of employers to be featured at job fair at Queens Center


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of state Senator Peralta

As many as 2,000 applicants are expected to come out to a job fair this week at the Queens Center mall, where about 40 employers — including Starbucks, Madison Square Garden and the NYPD — will be in attendance.

The employers will be interviewing applicants and accepting resumes on Thursday, July 9, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the fair, which is sponsored by the Elmhurst shopping center, state Senator Jose Peralta and Woodside on the Move.

“While the economy is slowly improving and the unemployment rate is declining, New York families continue to struggle to make ends meet,” Peralta said. “I am hopeful this job fair will help unemployed individuals be able to provide for their families. Every potential job opportunity presented could mean a paycheck for our hard-working neighbors.”

Some of the employers participating at the fair include Coca-Cola Refreshments, Starbucks, Regal Cinemas, Skechers, Madison Square Garden, Express, USTA Tennis Center, NYPD and FDNY. Several service providers, including New York Cares, Elmcor Career Pathways and The Fortune Society, will also be in attendance to offer career advice and help with resume preparation.

According to Peralta, recent statistics from the New York State Department of Labor show that unemployment is slightly down from last year. As of May 2015 in Queens, the rate was 5.2 percent, compared to 6.4 percent in May of last year. But there are still thousands in the borough that are searching for work.

“Currently, there are more than 61,000 job-seekers in Queens, so this job fair is an opportunity for them to find a job,” Peralta said. “I encourage all of those seeking a job to drop by the job fair at the Queens Center with plenty of copies of their resumes.”

As many as 2,000 job applicants could come to Thursday’s job fair, John Scaturro, senior manager for marketing for Queens Center said.

“Queens Center is honored to work with Senator Peralta to bring this job fair to the community. We believe it is important for the mall to engage in activities like these that support our neighbors,” Scaturro added. “By bringing together community businesses and mall retailers seeking qualified employees with local job seekers we see this job fair as a win-win for everyone.”

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Birch Family Services will host hiring event in Ridgewood this June


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

Job seekers who are interested in working in the care service industry are invited by state Senator Joseph Addabbo to attend a mass-hiring event in Ridgewood.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Assemblyman Mike Miller in partnership with Birch Family Services, will take place on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, located at 59-03 Summerfield St. in Ridgewood.

“When we have held previous Birch Family Services hiring events, a large percentage of the participants  were able to move on to satisfying new jobs in the health care field in our area,” Addabbo said.  “During this event, those who are interested in working for Birch will be considered for positions at the Ridgewood and Glendale sites caring for some of our community’s most vulnerable local residents.”

Birch Family Services provides a wide variety of health, education and social services for residents with autism and other disabilities, including preschool special education, special education for people ages 5 through 20, day habilitation, and support for families who are raising children with disabilities, among others.

“Working with disabled individuals and their families is an extremely important and meaningful career path,” Addabbo said. “I can think of few endeavors more rewarding than helping others reach their highest personal potential.”

Individuals interested in job opportunities at Birch must have, at minimum, a high school diploma or G.E.D., experience caring for elderly and/or disabled individuals, and a New York State driver’s license.

Those who are attending the hiring event should bring their resume, two forms of identification, including the required state driver’s license, and proof of their highest completed educational degree. While not required, applicants are encouraged to bring information about any professional certifications they may hold such as HHA, CAN, CPR, AMAP and others.

For more information about the Birch hiring event and other free community events sponsored by Addabbo throughout the year, please contact Frank Fazio in the senator’s Howard Beach district office at 718-738-1111.

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Thousands show up to York College job fair


| sLieberman@queenscourier.com

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After a quarter century, Margaret Jones’ job was outsourced, and now she’s finding the online employment search very difficult.

“It’s impossible if you don’t have the personal touch,” she said.

But job fairs hosted by the New York State Department of Labor are imbuing her with a new hope.

“I’m going to get a job,” she said at York College on Thursday, June 7, when seven statewide simultaneous job fairs brought out 375 potential employers. “I can’t afford to be unemployed. It’s good to know that the government is helping us.”

Meva V. Foster, a resident of Rosedale, has been unemployed for the past two years and sends out a new application for a job every day.

“It’s so frustrating, but you can’t give up,” she said. “I hate staying in the house, I hate calling unemployment.”

She said the job fair provided her with an opportunity to get her resume seen on-site by employers; some even offered interviews.

The New York State Department of Labor is also involved with a program called NY Youth Works, which gives businesses up to $4,000 ($500 dollars a month for eight months) in tax credit to hire eligible job seekers ages 16-24. The program has 10,500 certified Youth Works jobs ready statewide to be filled by local talent.

“I have more jobs than kids right now,” said Rachel Gold, special counsel for the Department of Labor. “The youth aren’t hearing us, so we’re trying now to reach out directly to them.”

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stop-And-Frisk

Members of the transgender community gathered in Queens Thursday to raise awareness of the abuse they can suffer during stop-and-frisks. Make the Road NY officials say the 115th Precinct, which polices Jackson Heights with the 110th Precinct, has the third-highest rate of stops in the city. Read more: [NY1]

Ex-Coast Guard member sent to jail for executive-style murder of a childhood friend

A former member of the US Coast Guard was dishonorably discharged — to prison — by a Queens judge for the executive-style murder of a childhood friend. Read more: [New York Post]

Korean-speaking man busted for charging immigrants to translate at Elmhurst Hospital 

A Korean-speaking swindler was busted at a Queens hospital after he reportedly tried to fleece non-English speaking immigrants, hospital officials said. The man had been repeatedly spotted offering to translate between staff at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Korean speakers for a $240 fee, said hospital spokesman Dario Centorcelli. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Police Search For Queens, Brooklyn Business Robber

The NYPD is asking for help finding the armed man they accuse of robbing several businesses in Queens and Brooklyn last month. Read more: [NY1]

Outpouring of donations for Rockaway family who lost son 

Tammy Benitez thought her son could beat the odds. Christian Benitez, a precocious teenager who dreamed of serving in the military, suffered since birth from numerous heart defects but never let it hamper his blossoming social life. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Department Of Labor Holds Job Fair At York College

As part of Governor Cuomo’s NY Works program to put New Yorkers back to work, the New York State Department of Labor hosted a job fair at York College Thursday. Watch video: [NY1]

Queens Center job fair draws 1,400


| RubenMuniz@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the Borough President’s office

More than 1,000 eager job seekers flooded the Queens Center Mall last week.

At the mall’s third job fair on Thursday, May 17, employers like Citibank, Resorts World and the United States Tennis Association were among the 25 recruiters in attendance in search of new employees.

Borough President Helen Marshall also stopped by to socialize with recruiters and job seekers. There were more than 400 jobs available at the fair and over 1,400 job seekers attended the event in hopes of finding employment. Many said they heard about the opportunity through advertisements and social media.

Over 300 candidates are expected to be called back for a second interview, according to Dawn Simon, senior manager of marketing at the Queens Center Mall.

“It will help the economy of Queens with new job opportunities,” she said.