Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee will host the sixth installment of her “Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair” on August 5th to connect Queens job seekers to available employment opportunities. Featured employers and recruiters include: the Child Center of New York, Community Capacity Development, the Council for Airport Opportunity, LIFE Camp, Inc., Mercy Home, MetroPlus Health Plan, New York Life, NYC Health + Hospitals, Queens Centers for Progress, Rock Safe Streets — a Sheltering Arms program, WATCH GUARD 24/7, Workforce1 and the Young Adult Institute (YAI).
The next Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2020 online from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. Prospective applicants interested in participating in the live interactive Q&A via Zoom Webinar must RSVP by Tuesday, August 4 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. The Jobs Recruitment Fair will also be livestreamed at www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair.
Participants and viewers will hear brief presentations from employers and recruiters seeking to fill hundreds of positions in a variety of service fields including healthcare, transportation, retail, security and more.
The ongoing hiring push comes as Queens’ unemployment rate rose to 21.8 percent in June — up from a mere 3 percent in February — as a result of the economic emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the New York State Department of Labor, more than 1.51 million New York City residents have filed unemployment claims between March 8 and July 18.
The prior Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fairs were hosted by Borough President Lee on April 22, May 13 June 3, June 24 and July 15. To view the videos, visit www.queensbp.org/recruitmentfair.