QUEENS — Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has announced the next Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair will be held on Thursday, April 15 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
PIX11 News is part of the borough president’s effort to hold monthly, virtual job fairs.
The April 15 fair is scheduled to feature the following companies: Animal Care Centers of NYC, Building Skills NY, CAMBA, Inc., The Child Center of New York, Commonpoint Queens, the Council for Airport Opportunity, District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Empire Vets, Express Employment Professionals, Forest Hills Financial Group, the New York City Children’s Center, NYC Transit/MTA, New York Life, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Centers for Progress, Resorts World Casino New York City, Turning Point for Women and Families, WATCHGUARD 24/7, Westhab, Inc., and Workforce1.
LaGuardia airport like most businesses were impacted. Now restaurants are opening up and travelers are coming back. Laguardia is now hiring. “We are open for business. We have seven restaurants. We are hiring. Over a hundred jobs right now,”said Stanley licairac, with villa restaurant group.
Over a hundred job openings right now, they just need people to apply.
“We have a lot of food service positions, cargo, security, anything here at the airport. Basically, we are hiring. We want to fill these jobs. The airport is exciting. We want to get the word out,” said Andrew Campbell, the Executive Director of the Council for airport opportunity.
Campbell’s organization is just one of 21 employers and recruiters Taking part in a virtual job fair this Thursday afternoon. Hosted by borough president Donovan Richards. The Queens borough presidents office has hosted fifteen job fairs since the pandemic started. Rhonda Binda the deputy borough president says it’s a critical way of connecting job hunters with potential bosses. So far, So good.
“We have 3,700 participants working with borough hall to connect to job opportunities and through that we have made 1,500 connections,” said Rhonda Binda, the deputy queens borough president. This week, the NYPD, Animal Care Centers of NYC, New York life, and Resorts World Casino New York City are just some of the organizations participating and hiring right now.
The job market still has a long way to go. According to New York State Department of Labor.The Queens unemployment rate. Before the pandemic, in February 2020, was at 3.3%. In February 2021, it hit 12.9%.
WHAT: Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair
WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM
WHERE: Live stream: www.queensbp.org
Those interested in participating in the fair’s live interactive Q&A must RSVP by Wednesday, April 14 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. Instructions on how to participate in the Q&A will be emailed on the day of the event to those who register.