Job Readiness and Career Fair in the Bronx

May 9, 2011 6:33:57 AM PDT
Few parts of the ABC7 viewing area have been hit harder by the recession than the Bronx. Its 11.7-percent unemployment state remains the highest in New York State. The Services for the UnderServed and the Health & Human Services Committee of Community Board No. 5 hope to improve those numbers, though, with their Job Readiness and Career Fair on Tuesday.

Taking place from 1 to 7 p.m. at the St. Francis of Church Community Center in the Bronx, the fair's primary goal will be to help job seekers prepare for their job searches and to offer them tips on how to best present themselves during a job interview.

The fair will look to help provide resources mainly to those who are borough residents who have not attended college, have dropped out of high school and may not possess a GED. Many of those seeking jobs have been displaced from their productive careers through downsizing and layoffs.

The community center is located at 1544 Shakespeare Avenue (Featherbed Lane).