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Hundreds turn out for Department of Correction career fair

By Bill Parry

More than 800 job seekers attended a Department of Correction career fair at York College last Saturday. Of those who attended, 327 were given on-the-spot interviews for non-uniform, career-track positions ranging from cooks and mechanics to social workers and attorneys.

In addition, DOC offered 240 candidates a chance to take part in a 30-minute classroom session which provided an overview of the agency, adult and youth programming, and the positions currently offered. The career fair provided an unprecedented opportunity to match talented New Yorkers with hundreds of career opportunities at the DOC.

“The Department of Correction is a major city agency with a workforce of more than 10,000,” DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said. “Each staff member plays a pivotal role in helping the agency run seamlessly. We are recruiting the most qualified and dedicated candidates for our team.”

On Thursday, May 19, the agency will host a Military Career fair for veterans, active-duty military personnel and the spouses of both at the Fort Hamilton Military Base, and another non-uniform career fair is planned for June 18 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Already 2,500 candidates are signed up for the next Correction Officer exam in late May or June. Room for an additional 1,000 test-takers may be added.

For more information contact Malika L. Granville at malika.granville@doc.nyc.gov.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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