MORRISANIA — A job fair that brings major employers to the South Bronx, which suffers from high unemployment, is more than doubling in size, organizers said.
Last year, the South Bronx's SUNY ATTAIN Martin Luther King Resource Center held a job fair that attracted about 20 employers and more than 200 visitors. This year, close to 50 employers are expected to attend, including the MTA, Citibank and Verizon Wireless, according to Ivy Brown, one of the organizers.
The event, on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., will take place at Harriet Tubman Charter School on 1176 Franklin Ave.
The job fair will include workshops on topics such as resumes and interviews that Brown said should help young graduates figure out how to apply for jobs. Additionally, the state department of labor will be there to scan resumes and match them to job vacancies.
Brown hopes more than 1,000 people attend the fair.
"We want people to get out there, get jobs, help improve their Bronx community," she said.