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    Brooklyn Chamber & NYS Department of Labor Partner to Connect Employers with Job Seekers
    Date:  9/18/2015
    ArticleType:  Press Release

    Brooklyn Chamber & New York State Department of Labor Partner to Connect Employers with Job Seekers at 2nd Annual Career Expo
     
    The Brooklyn Chamber, in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and Brooklyn College, held the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bridge to Employment Career Expo on September 16th. Held at the Brooklyn College Student Center, the career fair focused on the employment needs of Brooklyn businesses.
     
    Employers had the chance to meet with qualified job seekers who were prescreened by the Brooklyn Chamber's Good Help staff, while Brooklynites were also connected to hundreds of open positions.
     
    Roughly 80 companies participated in this year's expo -- an increase from 60 last year -- along with over 650 job seekers.
     
    The Brooklyn Bridge to Employment Career Expo was sponsored by MetroPlus Health Plan and Penda Aiken, Inc.
     
    "Connecting our terrific Brooklyn businesses with residents seeking quality employment opportunities has consistently been a top priority for the Brooklyn Chamber -- and the Brooklyn Bridge to Employment Career Expo is a major part of accomplishing our goal," said Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura. "With roughly 80 companies and over 650 job seekers in attendance, this event will lead to dozens of filled positions, which will lead to a stronger, more prosperous Brooklyn. I would like to thank our sponsors MetroPlus Health Plan and Penda Aiken, and our partners the Department of Labor and Brooklyn College for helping to make it possible."

    "Career fairs are a proven tool for job seekers and businesses alike," said Acting Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino. "Businesses are able to speak with job seekers who have different skills and experiences and those job seekers have the opportunity to meet with potential employers from all different industries. The Department of Labor staff is expert at making the connection between the two. I thank the Brooklyn Chamber for their efforts in making this event a success."
     
    "I thank the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for organizing a great Brooklyn Bridge to Employment Career Expo, as well as Brooklyn College, MetroPlus Health, Penda Aiken, and all of the great businesses and organizations that participated," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. "1883 was the year the Brooklyn Bridge first opened, connecting Manhattanites to the opportunities and promise of Brooklyn. This career expo is an 1883 moment, connecting people with job opportunities that have the promise to transform their lives."
     
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