Center for Women to hold 29th daylong job fair in Flushing

By TimesLedger staff

The Center for the Women of New York is holding its annual job fair and panel discussion on where the jobs are at the Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel Friday Nov. 4.

The 29th annual World of Working Women Conference kicks off with a keynote address by state Assemblyman David Weprin, who was chairman of the Finance Committee in the City Council and is now the head of the Task Force on People with Disabilities in Albany.

The panel, made up of experts from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Women’s Bureau as well as participants from various industries in Queens will describe job opportunities in their fields for women and how they succeeded.

Roz Liston, editor of the TimesLedger Newspapers, will moderate the panel.

The job fair follows, where exhibitors from government agencies and the private sector will be available to meet with job seekers. Among the employers are Capital One Bank, David Lerner Associates, TimesLedger Newspapers, the Fire Department, Police Department, Melrose Credit Union, Met Life, the Samuel Field Y and many others.

Bring a resume.

Women can also sign up for practical workshops specializing in resume preparation, job interviews and confronting berries to successful job searches.

The center is committed to educating women through its annual conference in the belief that financial independence is critical to achieving equality in our society.

The daylong event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will end with a “reality” dress-for-success fashion show and a fashion expert will be on hand to offer individual advice.

Registration, which is free, opens at 9 a.m. You can register at the www.cwny.org website, email centerwny@yahoo.com or call (718) 793-0672

The panel begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.

The workshops will be held from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and the fashion show will cap off the day from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel is at 135-20 39th Ave. in Flushing.

The Center for Working Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equal rights and improving the quality of life for women. It is located in Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens.

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