Glendaleworkshop to Help Vets Return to Job Market

Learn Tips On How To Find Work

With the return of America’s military men and women from overseas deployments and continued high unemployment in Queens and New York City, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller have set a job readiness workshop for veterans and their spouses scheduled tomorrow, Friday, Apr. 27.

As announced, the event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale (near ground floor front entrance). There is free parking in the south garage.

Some of the organizations and agencies that will be participating in this job readiness workshop are: AARP Driver Safety; Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.; Brooklyn Public Library; Chrysalis Career Coaching; CNYCN; Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield; FEDCAP; Jericho Project; Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs; Mercy College; Neighborhood Health Providers; New York State Department of Labor; New York State Department of Labor; New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; NYS Division of Veterans Affairs; NYS EPIC Program; Purzue; Queens Legal Services; Queens Public Library; U.S. Customs & Border Protection; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32.

At this free workshop, veterans and their spouses will receive benefits information; lectures helpful to the job search and a five-minute resume review. If additional help is recommended, attendees will be able to make an appointment to meet a coun- selor at a later date.

Participants must bring their veterans ID (VA ID, active Military ID, DD 214, etc.). Spouses should bring service member’s DD 214 and proof of marriage.

The Workshop Schedule includes: 10:15 AM-WorkPays NY – OTDA; 10:45 AM-How to Successfully Work a Job Fair; 11:15 AM-Interview Tips & Techniques; 12 PMTransitioning from Military to Civilian Life; 12:45 PM-Five-Minute Resume Evaluation Begins-bring a resume.

Addabbo and Miller are also hosting a job fair for veterans and their spouses on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale. Employers will be looking to hire qualified candidates. Industries represented will include finance; health care; retail; sales; social services; transportation; trades; information technology and more. Training opportunities will also be available.

For more information, visit Senator Addabbo’s website, addabbo.nysenate.gov.

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