Early Morning Access for Veterans
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, The Workforce Partnership and New York State Department of Labor today announced that a Private Sector Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Town’s Hicksville Career Center, located at 301 W. Old Country Road, in Hicksville. There is no charge for admission and parking is free. Veterans’ admission begins earlier, at 10:00 a.m., while doors for General Admission open at 10:30 a.m. The event runs until 1:00 p.m.
“We are committed to helping residents and hometown heroes find meaningful employment opportunities as well as assisting local businesses in recruiting qualified employees,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This free private sector job fair will connect private and public sector employers with job seekers. It is so important that we reach out to our veterans through services like this. We must never forget the men and women who fought to defend America’s freedom.”
Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management level, clerical assistant, field service technician, sales account executive, hospitality and food service industries, banking, staffing and individuals with technical and IT experience. Businesses confirmed to attend the job fair include: Northwell Health, Amazon, AV Staffing, Huntington Power Equipment, Nature’s Bounty, and many more.
The Town of Oyster Bay serves as administrator of The Workforce Partnership, a consortium of local governments funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that provides free valuable resources to both employers and job seekers at Career Centers in Hicksville and Massapequa. These centers help train employees to meet the needs of the private sector, connecting qualified job seekers with employers, and by assisting applicants in accessing job opportunities. The Centers offer Resource Rooms, which are equipped with state-of-the-art computer workstations, complete with Microsoft software and internet access.
Additionally, these Career Centers offer residents access to job listings, resource materials, photocopiers, fax machines and telephones. The Centers provide employability and computer workshops, as well as career counselors who will guide residents through their job search. Computer workshops are taught on-site in modern computer labs. Residents can increase their marketability by updating or acquiring new computer skills at the Centers.
Residents planning to attend the job fair should bring several copies of their resume, and arrive in professional attire. For more information on the many other great services that the Town’s Workforce Partnership program offers please call (516) 797-4560