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Next week, our Hispanic Federation and various allies will hold a job fair in Queens that could pave the way for many Latinos to get jobs, or gain more skills and contacts to do so. This is Career Expo 2023, which will take place at the LaGuardia Community College facilities, and which we will carry out in collaboration with Casa de la Américas, New York City Open Streets and the City’s Department of Youth and Community Development. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 24, from 12 pm to 4 pm at 29th Street and Skillman Avenue, Queens County, where the LaGuardia Community College campus is located.
As in previous editions of the Career Expo, job seekers will have the opportunity to contact dozens of service providers and potential employers. There will be representatives from, among others, the local 1199SEIU employment center; Amber Charter School; Bank of America; the community organization Comunilife; Northwell Health; the Administration for Children’s Services and the City’s Education, Transportation, Fire and Civil Service departments; Urban Health Plan, and VIP Community Services.
As at our previous Career Expos, attendees will be able to learn about new sources of resources for job searches and for advancing their trades or professions.
“Even if people don’t get a job right away,” explains Diana Caba, Federation Vice President of Economic and Community Development, “our job fair allows you to make new contacts, get to know each other, and find out what demand there is for what kind of workers . So if you are looking for a job, we recommend that you go and bring your resumes, even if they are brief and do not have a lot of experience. You never know when you are going to get a call or a message about a possible job.”
Jobs that could be landed at Career Expo 2023 include administration, community coordination, finance, security, education, sales, civil service and health care.
“Regarding the training possibilities,” Diana Caba ends, “they cover a variety of occupations, from nursing to technology; in addition to certifications such as high school equivalency or GED, English classes and other critical resources for professional development.”
Those interested in attending or participating in the Career Expo 2023 on May 24 at LaGuardia Community College can call our toll-free, bilingual hotline, (866) 432-9832.
And if you want to know more about the Hispanic Federation and its many other organizations, visit www.hispanicfederation.org or follow us on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter
Celebrate our 33rd anniversary with us, and see you in the next column!
Frankie Miranda is the president of the Hispanic Federation
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