Senator Parker Jobs Fair on CBS 2 News

Kevin S. Parker

June 06, 2011

State Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with Penda Aiken, Inc. hosted his 4th Annual Job Fair which featured more than 25 federal, state, private and non-profit companies.  Some of the hiring entities participating included: United Parcel Service, City University of New York (CUNY), Time Warner Cable, St. Francis College, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Partners in Care, FDNY, United States Customs Border Police,  New York State Department of Corrections, Visiting Nurse Services of New York and .

Nearly 300 people thronged to the all-day event, at the Flatbush YMCA, to meet with prospective employers and attend job readiness training workshops.  Marie Ricot, a longtime East Flatbush resident who had been unemployed since January was offered a job.  “This was great for all who are having trouble finding jobs because in addition to learning helpful career tips and job seeking advice this job fair provided hope to many people who are unemployed” added Ms. Ricot.

To catch footage of Senator Parker's Jobs Fair on CBS 2 click here.