More than 100 senior citizens came out to State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s annual Senior Job Fair in hopes of finding a job on Friday, May 25.
The Senior Job Fair, co-hosted by the Queens Community House, included over 15 companies and organizations at the Kew Gardens Community Center, who participated and looked to hire seniors for various positions.
Senator Addabbo met with constituents waiting to enter the job fair and handed out a list of participating companies, which included New York Life, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, MTA/NYC Transit and MTA Bus Company, NYC Department for the Aging, and more.
“I was happy to see such a large turnout for the Senior Job Fair, especially ahead of a long holiday weekend,” stated Addabbo, a member of the Senate Aging Committee. “In these tough economic times when the cost of living in New York City continues to rise, many seniors are finding that they need to re-enter the workforce just to make ends meet. That is why I only invited companies that I know are looking to hire workers aged 55 and older, to help this growing senior population find jobs suitable for them. I would like to thank all of the organizations for participating in the event, and Queens Community House for once again opening their doors for this wonderful event.”
Addabbo also hosts a larger job fair in the fall, open to residents of all ages. He and his office are in the process of securing a location for that event. For more information about the upcoming job fair, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.