As a way to help seniors who are in need of work, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is once again hosting his free, senior-only job fair in Kew Gardens this week.
On Friday, May 5, residents aged 55 and older are invited to visit the Kew Gardens Community Center, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to apply for jobs with companies that are specifically looking to hire senior workers. Attendees are asked to please use the 80th Road entrance.
“With the cost of living in New York City continuing to rise, many people over the age of 55 are finding that they are having a difficult time meeting their financial needs and have to re-join the workforce to make ends meet,” Addabbo said. “That is why I am hosting this Senior Job Fair so residents aged 55 and older can come and look for jobs in companies that are looking to hire. Seniors are a valuable part of our population, and we need to ensure that they have the necessary tools to find the work they need in order to sustain independent and healthy lives. Participants should come dressed in professional attire with plenty of copies of their resumes to give to the businesses in attendance.”
Addabbo has invited businesses and organizations from a wide range of career fields, such as health care and retail. Some of the companies that will be in attendance at the job fair include New York Life Insurance, AHRC NYC, Personal Touch Home Care, the Council for Airport Security, and more.
Representatives from each company will accept resumes and meet with potential job candidates to discuss openings within their organizations.
“This is the first time we are holding this event in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic so I would like to extend my thanks to the Queens Community House and the Kew Gardens Community Center for once again opening their doors for this great job fair, and I look forward to another successful turnout,” Addabbo added.
This job fair is completely free, and interested jobseekers are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés to hand out to companies they would like to apply to.
For information about the job fair, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.