“While we are unable to have a traditional large-scale job fair inside of Resorts World, we did not want to bypass the event to make job opportunities available,” Sen. Addabbo said.
By Forum Staff
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual fall job fair hosted by State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Resorts World Casino NYC will be a three-day virtual event, Addabbo announced Thursday.
Starting on Friday, Oct. 23 and running through Sunday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, job seekers will be able to log on and virtually interact with companies from across the tri-state area, Addabbo noted.
Through the online portal, job seekers will be able to register for the event, create their profile by uploading a photo and their resume, browse job listings from more than 100 companies once the virtual lobby opens, while meeting and chatting with company representatives about their job listings and have any questions they may have answered in the Interactive Hiring Room. Candidates will be able to log in to the event from their phone, table or computer to apply for open positions from all of the companies in one convenient location.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has altered a lot of things for everyone this year, and our annual job fair is no different. While we are unable to have a traditional large-scale job fair inside of Resorts World, we did not want to bypass the event to make job opportunities available,” Addabbo said. “Resorts World and I decided that we still wanted to bring job opportunities to the people, especially with so many New Yorker having lost their jobs due to the pandemic. This virtual platform will help connect residents with fantastic job opportunities from companies across many different industries.”
Some of the participating companies include:
- New York State Department of Civil Service
- DeVry College of New York
- NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
- Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
- Home Instead Senior Care
- NY Helmets to Hardhats
- Treasure Island Storage
- New York State Police
- Rockaway Home Care
- MTA Headquarters
- Prudential Financial
- NYC Fire Department
- Mega Contracting Group, LLC
Job Seekers can register for the event starting on Thursday, October 1, and then enter the job fair on the days of the event at this link: http://bit.ly/3lmCXyh-NYSenatorJoseph-Job-Fair-Employer.
Addabbo also suggested that job seekers dress professionally, especially if they plan to appear on camera for any virtual live-chats with company representatives.
“This virtual job fair is a new venture for all of us, but in the age of Zoom meetings and conferences, I believe it will be a success,” Addabbo added. “I would like to thank Resorts World NYC for their continued partnership on the job fair, and to Keeper of the Brand for helping us bring such a large-scale event to the digital platform. I wish all the job seekers much success in finding a position with one of the credible companies at the virtual job fair!”
For more information about this event, contact Addabbo’s office at (718) 738-1111.