The two-year-long Coronavirus pandemic put public events, like job fairs, on hold. It also hurt the job market, with many still unemployed and looking for gainful employment. That was evident by the large turnout at the 69th Precinct Community Council Job Fair, held on Thursday, April 14th, at the Hebrew Educational Society (H.E.S.), 9502 Seaview Avenue.
This was by far, the biggest and best, career fair that the Community Council has organized. It was all done in collaboration with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse and, of course, the H.E.S. who provided the use of their gymnasium for the successful event.
There was something for everyone, with positions available for administrative assistants, customer service agents, nurses, medical technicians, law enforcement officers, bank tellers and so much more. With the announcement that Jet Blue has 5,000 open positions, their representatives were on hand to recruit flight attendants and baggage handlers. Plenty of summer jobs were available for area youth too.
For those looking for a new career but can’t afford the training, organizations like the Brooklyn Public Library provided information about free online coaching and resume help. BPL also offers programs like free Food Handler and Virtual Medical Billing Certification Training. Job Corps (brooklyn.jobcorps.gov) was also there to help lead job-seekers on the path to exciting new careers – they offer free programs in security and protective services, computer technology and hands-on training to master a trade.