Jobs

Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Business Eric Jankiewicz 5/21/2014 at 10:59AM

The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.

Op-ed: Finding jobs in Queens
News Op-Ed 5/11/2014 at 8:43AM

As the winter weather is at long last breaking, so is a seemingly never-ending downturn in the labor sector. Employers appear to be relishing in warmer temperatures as suddenly the country has seen an increase in jobs for education, health, retail and more.

Grant will put residents affected by Sandyback to work
Business Billy Rennison 12/01/2012 at 8:27AM

Thousands knocked onto the unemployment line by Sandy can now head back to work, while also helping fellow residents affected by the storm. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up areas ravaged by the storm. The funds were provided by a National Emergency [...]

Libraries offer free job help
News Maggie Hayes 9/25/2012 at 2:47PM

The Queens Library is helping residents lay a solid foundation to build their professional lives. Throughout its 62 community facilities, Queens Library provides extensive job readiness and computer training through funding from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). All classes come at everyone’s favorite cost — free. “This enhanced computer training and job training is [...]

US Open to hold job fair July 12
US Open to hold job fair July 12
Sports Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2012 at 1:07PM

For the second year, the US Open will hold a job fair on July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (gates will close at 3 p.m.), at the US Open Club. Those hired will help out at the annual tennis tournament that takes place August 27 through September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean [...]

City kicks off summer youth jobs program at Queens Botanical Garden
City kicks off summer youth jobs program at Queens Botanical Garden
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 7/06/2012 at 10:28AM

Out of school and into the work force. Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped kick off the first day of the city’s summer youth employment program at the Queens Botanical Gardens, which will have 35 employees working as garden greeters, horticulture aides and aides to the children’s garden. More than 31,000 city kids are participating in the [...]

Jobs — that’s he name of the game
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 6/21/2012 at 12:10PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point announcement last week came with some nice numbers. More than 12,000 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs will come from the proposed Willets Point renovation, which includes retail space, a hotel and quicker access to the Van Wyck Expressway. The reconstruction — to be funded by $3 billion in private [...]

Returning soldiers seek employment at veteran job fair
Returning soldiers seek employment at veteran job fair
News Ruben Muniz 6/12/2012 at 12:43PM

Veterans recently suited up, got their game face on and sprung into action. A job fair for military veterans was held at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Friday, June 8. Over 90 companies and organizations were in attendance as well as State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblymember Mike Miller. “Veterans have a [...]

JetBlue expansion at JFK will bring jobs
JetBlue expansion at JFK will bring jobs
News Terence M. Cullen 6/06/2012 at 2:32PM

More than 1,000 jobs are expected to come from a green-lit terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, the Port Authority and JetBlue announced last week. The expansion will add 145,000-square-feet on three levels to the already 635,000-square-feet JetBlue occupies in Terminal 5. The new terminal will be called T5i and handle international flights and house [...]