The job fair, which began at 9 a.m., was held at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens.
Forty percent of college seniors and recent graduates polled by Reuters this week fear their job prospects are bleak to none.
Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.
“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Rep. Steve Israel.
An overflow crowd was in attendance at a jobs fair in Garden City today. There were all ages, all backgrounds, all in search of the same thing – a job.
Those looking for work came from a variety of backgrounds, including child services professional Deborah Riddy and former business owner Matthew Manning.
As college students celebrate graduation, many now know the harsh reality of joining the long lines of job-seekers. At Rutgers University, students were back on campus trying to find work at a job fair.
The fair offered not only jobs, but resume tips and mentoring opportunities. The intended message from employers to veterans was they were wanted and sought after.