Nassau’s Fourth Job Fair was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City several weeks ago, bringing together 170 employers with 3,700 job seekers.
“This was certainly our most successful job fair to date,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County’s job fairs continue to successfully match employers with skilled job seekers. I am impressed with my job creation team’s success in assisting veterans, the underemployed, and unemployed.”
The job fair was open to anyone seeking full-time or part-time employment opportunities as well as career counseling and training. It was coordinated by the Nassau County Department of Social Services, the Office of Minority Affairs, and the Nassau County Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.S.A). Among the employers were four hospitals—Winthrop, South Nassau, Long Beach, and North Shore–LIJ; major retailers—including Wal-Mart, TJ MAXX, Macy’s, Toys-R-Us, Best Buy, and American Eagle; and financial institutions—including Astoria Federal, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and Valley National Bank.
“My economic development team is committed to creating jobs by attracting new employers and supporting small business development,” said County Executive Mangano. “In addition to job fairs and job retention efforts, I have worked tirelessly to attract more than 15,000 jobs to Nassau and my economic development team recently attracted and retained an additional 2,600 jobs that has generated more than $1 billion in economic activity for Nassau County.”
Sunita Manjrekar, director of employment for Nassau County Department of Social Services, noted that plans are already under way for Nassau County’s Fifth Job Fair, to be held in the Spring of 2013. According to Ms. Manjrekar, “We will continue to sponsor job fairs for our residents in order to continue reversing the unemployment numbers in Nassau. County Executive Mangano has given us the green light and said “Full Speed Ahead” to prepare for next year’s job fair.”