Job fairs draw thousands in New York City

June 7, 2012 2:21:00 PM PDT
There is a need for workers. There is a demand for jobs. The two came together in a series of job fairs in New York City.

"My heart is more with social service. Outreach to the homeless. Substance abuse That type of thing," Ken Jackson , one of the people in need of a job, said.

Jackson and hundreds of others turned out for one of those job fairs in Harlem on Thursday. It was one of five job fairs in the boroughs. More than 5,000 jobs are available.

Industries adding some of the most jobs in new york in the last year include accounting, tax prep and payrolls, employment services, management, scientific and tech consulting, home health care and computer systems design to name a few.

Many industries were represented at the job fairs. The Department of Labor's Job Select page lists all of the companies at the fair who are seeking employees right now and coming up. For more information:

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