Photo Courtesy of the Borough President’s Office
Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee
By Forum Staff
The Queens Borough President’s Office will host its fifth Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Held every third Wednesday, the next Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, online from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The companies and agencies participating in the virtual fair include: New York City Health + Hospitals, ADAPT Community Network and Northwestern Mutual, Child Center of New York, the Council for Airport Opportunity, Queens Center for Progress, the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States Tennis Association, Watch Guard 24/7, Workforce1 and the Young Adult Institute.
“As New York City enters phase three of reopening, we want Queens to be at the forefront of the economic recovery,” Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee said. “Many employers are hiring to fill jobs in key sectors of our economy, and we are pleased to have both new and returning employers to answer questions live about available jobs now, including Census jobs, support professionals and more.”
Participants and viewers will hear brief presentations from employers and recruiters seeking to fill hundreds of positions in a variety of essential service fields including healthcare, transportation, retail, security and more.
“The Council for Airport Opportunity 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.”
NYC Health + Hospitals Associate Executive Director of External Affairs Cleon Edwards added, “With 11 acute care hospitals, a robust network of primary care community health centers, nursing facilities, a home health care agency, and dozens of specialty services and Centers of Excellence, the NYC Health + Hospitals healthcare system offers opportunities for every level of healthcare professional and every kind of setting. Our health system provides a unique and exciting work environment where healthcare professionals can practice their skills with excellence and share their passion for our mission to care for all New Yorkers regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.”
Prospective applicants interested in participating in the live interactive Q&A via Zoom Webinar must RSVP by Tuesday, July 14 at queensbp.org/rsvp. The Jobs Recruitment Fair will also be livestreamed at queensbp.org/recruitmentfair.
“Now more than ever, it is extremely important that we get a complete and accurate 2020 Census count and community members throughout Queens can help!” said U.S. Census Bureau New York Regional Director Jeff Behler. “First, we need everyone to fill out their 2020 Census, whether online, over the phone or on paper. Then, we need every willing and able Queens resident to apply for a short-term temporary job with the 2020 Census. $28 per hour and a great way to serve your community by ensuring all of Queens is counted!”