Congressman Rangel Host Career Fair In Harlem

charles-rangelCongressman Charles B. Rangel, in cooperation with The City College of New York and Harlem Community Development Corporation, is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, located on the campus of The City College of New York (W. 139th & Convent Street, New York, New York, 10031).

This event is part of Rangel’s continued effort to bring his constituents back to work and spur economy in his congressional district of New York’s 13th Congressional District that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx.

“Whether you are looking to begin a career, improve your qualifications, explore a new profession, or hire an employee, I am here to help provide the opportunity,” said Rangel. “My top priority is ensuring that my constituents have access to high-quality, well-paying jobs. I hope that this event not only provides attendees with the chance to expand their horizon, but also to learn how to find and apply for different positions.”

The Rangel Career Fair in 2014 attracted over 1,500 job-seekers and representatives from more than 70 of America’s leading companies government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Many attendees left with job leads and new contacts, while participating employers were able to recruit candidates and distribute materials.

In effort to help his constituents find gainful employment, Rangel has reached out to various entities that will be participating in the upcoming career fair. There are 70 employers that have confirmed, including: AARP Foundation SCSEP, Acacia Network, Aflac, AHRC NYC, AmeriPlan, Animal Care Centers of NYC, ASA College, ATF, Best Buy, Birch Family Services, Board of Election City of New York, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, CAMBA, Inc., CIANA, Civilian Complaint Review Board, COHME (Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly), Columbia University (Columbia Employment Information Center), Community Healthcare Network, Customs and Border Protection, Dept Citywide Admin SVC, DeVry, DHS/ICE/ERO, Duane Reade, East Harlem Tutorial Program, Fastenal, Forestdale Inc., GoodTemps, Juice Generation, Leake and Watts, Legal Shield Inc., Lifespire, Lifespire, Inc., Metropolitan College of New York, MTA Metro-North Railroad, NAE52, New York Career Institute, New York City Fire Department, New York Life, New York Public Library, New York State Police, Nontraditional Employment for Women, NRG, NYC Department of Correction, NYC Department of Correction, NYC Dept for the Aging, NYS Comptroller DiNapoli Office of Unclaimed Funds, NYS Department of Civil Service, Organo, Pennsylvania State Police, Philadelphia Police Department, Primerica, Inc., Reliable Community Care, Southwest Airlines, St. Joseph’s College, The City College of New York, The New York Foundling, Time Cabinet, Time Warner Cable, U.S. Environmental, Protection Agency – Region 2, U.S. Peace Corps, United States Park Police, United States Secret Service, Upper Manhattan Workforce 1 Career Center , US DOS NY Passport Agency, WorldNet International.

“Lifting people out of poverty and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed have always been my utmost concern in Congress,” said Rangel.“America’s economic strength begins with creating jobs in the community. I thank President Lisa S. Coico and her outstanding staff at CCNY, as well as the Harlem Development Corporation, for once assisting my office with the great mission of providing opportunities for those seeking a new career. Our continued partnership will ensure a pathway for hundreds of people searching for gainful employment to achieve the American Dream.”   

For more details or to RSVP for the career fair, visithttp://rangel.house.gov/careerfair2015

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