2014-07-16 / Features

Hired On The Spot At Job Fair


New jobs and interviews were gained by attendees at the Job Fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta and Queens Center. New jobs and interviews were gained by attendees at the Job Fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta and Queens Center. Thirty-five employers conducted more than 800 interviews, hired 16 applicants on the spot and scheduled close to another 200 meetings with candidates they met at a job fair July 10 in Elmhurst sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta in conjunction with Queens Center.

“We were able to help some people still struggling to make ends meet on the heels of the Great Recession,” said Peralta. “From past experience, I expect that a number of others will also end up getting offers in the near future as a result of the interviews they scheduled and contacts they made at the job fair.”

More than 1,000 job seekers turned out for the fair held at the Queens Center. In addition to employers such as the Coca Cola Company, Time Warner Cable and United Parcel Service, the New York State Department of Labor and nonprofit organizations were on hand to provide career counseling, as well as résumé writing and interview preparation advice.

The fair was held at the Food Court, located on the lower level of the JC Penney wing of the Queens Center.

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