BROOKLYN, NY (6/29/17) – On Tuesday, June 27, State Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams held his 10th Annual Job Fair at the Student Union Center at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. The event, co-sponsored by Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow (OBT), welcomed over 200 job seekers to on-site interviews with recruiters from various organizations, resume writing workshops, and interview prep sessions.
“Every year my office eagerly looks forward to our annual job fair to pair our communities talent with businesses and agencies that provide living wage jobs with benefits,” said Senator Parker. “The job fair presents the opportunity for constituents of all background to directly meet recruiters from various industries and learn more about employment opportunities. The workshop component of the event is extremely important because we are working to ensure constituents are not only are aware of job vacancies, but are prepared to apply with a solid resume and great interview skills,” concluded the Brooklyn lawmaker.
“I look forward to the annual job fair that my office partners in alongside Senator Kevin Parker year after year. While the country has gradually bounced back from the recession, many are still feeling its effects. We can’t ignore these families. Events such as these help us as legislators to affect these numbers and bring resources and hope to our constituents,” said Council Member Jumanne D. Williams.
“Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), is proud to support Senator Parker's efforts to bring employment opportunities and job training to residents within Brooklyn and the surrounding area. During the job fair, our team was able to meet prospects for various job roles within our company. We look forward to participating in other events where we can positively engage the community,” said Michael Winburn, Human Resource Recruiter at Spectrum.
At the event, attendees were able to meet recruiters from some of the following organizations: Verizon, Well Care, Nontraditional Employment, Avon, Correctional Officer Manhattan School of Tech, Department of Civil Service, Immigrant Affairs, BEOC, ICL, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Recruiting and Retention NCO/Army, Pre- K For All, Nursing Personnel Homecare, Nursing Personnel Homecare, Penda Aiken and Associates, Ultimate Care, Inc., America Works, Inc., The Jewish Board, Peace Corps, Staten Island Veterans Center, Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Prime America, Just Energy, NYC Transit Authority and the FDNY.
About State Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, he is the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, as well as the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Senator Parker is the Whip of the Senate Democratic Conference; Member of the Senate Democratic Conference Policy Group; Member of the Senate Select Committee on Technology & Innovation; and Member of the Senate Democratic Minority and Women-Owned Business Task Force (MWBE).
For the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Senator Parker serves on the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Higher education; Labor; Insurance, and Banks.
To learn more about Senator Parker and his initiatives on behalf of working families across New York State, please visit www.nysenate.gov/senators/kevin-s-parker.