Queens lawmaker to bring senior job fair event to Kew Gardens in May

State Senator Joseph Addabbo. (Photo via NYS Senate website)

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is inviting residents aged 55 years and older to his senior-only job fair in Kew Gardens on Friday, May 5. 

Residents are encouraged to visit the Kew Gardens Community Center, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to apply for jobs with companies that are specifically looking to hire senior workers. Attendees must use the 80th Road entrance. 

With the cost of living in New York City continuing to rise, Addabbo said many people over the age of 55 are having a difficult time meeting their financial needs and have to rejoin the workforce to make ends meet. 

“Seniors are a valuable part of our population, and we need to ensure that they have the necessary tools to find the work they need in order to sustain independent and healthy lives,” Addabbo said. “Participants should come dressed in professional attire with plenty of copies of their resumes to give to the businesses in attendance.” 

Addabbo has invited businesses and organizations from a wide range of career fields, such as health care and retail. Some of the companies that will be in attendance at the job fair include New York Life Insurance, AHRC NYC, Personal Touch Home Care, the Council for Airport Security, and more. 

Representatives from each company will accept resumes and meet with potential job candidates to discuss openings within their organizations. 

“This is the first time we are holding this event in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic so I would like to extend my thanks to the Queens Community House and the Kew Gardens Community Center for once again opening their doors for this great job fair, and I look forward to another successful turnout,” Addabbo said.

This job fair is completely free, and interested jobseekers are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés to hand out to companies they would like to apply to. 

For information about the job fair, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.