Jobs

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 [...]

[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
News Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 9:10AM

There were two major points in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech that everyone saw coming, both of which have a lot to do with Queens. During his speech on Wednesday, January 4, the governor formally introduced the idea of legalizing full table gaming in New York State, which would mean big news [...]

[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
News Steve Mosco 12/14/2011 at 10:18AM

Elected officials joined union representatives and several community leaders to deliver a clear message to the United States Postal Service (USPS) — don’t even think about closing Queens’ distribution center. And for now, it seems the USPS got the message. Just days after State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Congressmember Joseph Crowley led a rally [...]

Flushing mail center may close
Flushing mail center may close
Business Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 9:13PM

Due to drastic declines in mail volume, state and nationwide, the Queens Processing and Distribution Center in Flushing may be closed or consolidated, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The center — the only one in Queens under study — is responsible for sorting and distributing mail throughout Queens. It joins 255 other [...]