Bronx Job Fair More Than Doubles in Size

By Eddie Small on April 16, 2014 2:32pm 

 Last year, only about 20 employers came to the SUNY ATTAIN job fair. This year, close to 50 will attend.
Last year, only about 20 employers came to the SUNY ATTAIN job fair. This year, close to 50 will attend.
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SUNY ATTAIN MLK Resource Center

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 unemployment rate in The Bronx was 12 percent as of February 2014, one of the highest in the state, according to the New York State Department of Labor.

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.

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