ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND
April 30, 2013
Contact: Yehudah Meth For Immediate Release
HIKIND/OU JOB FAIR – THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVINGAssemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was delighted to learn that his recent Job Fair has already resulted in three job placements and brought more than 100 people closer to full-time employment.
Over 600 people attended the fair on April 18 at the Young Israel of Midwood, where community members had the unique opportunity to meet with dozens of potential employers all in one location. Today, the OUJob Board reported the current results of this fair:
· 147 job seekers who attended the job fair are currently in the interview process as a result of the connections they made at the fair.
· At least 15 second interviews have already been conducted and many employers have expressed interest in additional interviews.
· Three people who attended the fair have been hired.
“As I’ve said the past, if we can get even one person a job by holding these types of events, it’s more than worth it,” said Assemblyman Hikind who has now sponsored four such events. “Over the years, many of our community members have thanked us for connecting them with solid, meaningful employment via our job fairs—I can’t describe how good that makes my staff and I feel.”
Assemblyman Hikind thanked Sruli Rosner, Director of the Orthodox Union’s Job Board for making the event possible, as well as David Stern, president of Young Israel of Midwood, for the use of his synagogue for this important event. “This is tachlis,” said Hikind.
For information about future job fairs and employment opportunities, call the Orthodox Union at 212-563-4000 and ask for the Job Fair Registration Desk. For information of Assemblyman Hikind’s events, visit www.dovhikind.blogspot.com