New York - Hundreds Attend Brooklyn OU Job Fair [video]
New York - The Orthodox Union’s Job Board held its second Job Fair this past Thursday at the Sasson V’Simcha hall on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush. Presented in cooperation with Assemblyman Dov Hikind, the four hour long event originally scheduled for January 27th had been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
While the OU’s job board gives employees and employers an opportunity to post resumes and available positions and offers numerous job workshops, the job fair gives registered applicants the chance to meet with dozens of employers under one roof, many of whom are prepared to hire qualified candidates on the spot. Over 700 people attended Thursday’s Job Fair, with employers running the gamut including schools, businesses and even the United States Customs and Border Protections. Hundreds of available positions ranged from entry level opportunities to jobs paying six figure salaries.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who admitted to being overwhelmed seeing so many people in need of work lined up for the Job Fair, expressed his satisfaction at the event which was attended by a cross section of the Jewish community all of whom had one goal in mind: finding suitable employment.
“If we can get even one single person a job, it is worth it,” said Assemblyman Hikind who said he fully expected that many more people would be hired or called back for another interview after meeting with prospective employers at the fair.
Hikind offered words of encouragement to all those who find themselves unable to find employment saying, “The message to everyone is as difficult as it might be for you, don’t give up because the next opportunity might be the one where you actually get a job.”
Michael Rosner, Director of the OU Job Board said that fifty four people found jobs as a result of last year’s job fair and he anticipates that the numbers will be even higher numbers this year.
Watch below video from the event. Credit: Shimon Gifter
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