On Tuesday, June 25th the Greyston WorkForce Development Center hosted a free Job Fair aimed at individuals seeking entry level positions in Warehousing, Food Service, Customer Service, and Retail. A total of 125 attendees stopped by with résumés in hand, dressed to interview and were able to speak directly to participating employers, including Madison Square Garden Company, Lowe’s, ISSM Protective Services, CHOICE Advocacy and Case Management, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Preferred Healthcare of New York, the U.S. Census Bureau (Bronx Office), and SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center (WEOC).
Dail Moses-Taylor, Director of Workforce Development stated, “For 37 years Greyston has provided our clients with relevant training and job development expertise for their career PathMaking journeys and now we are partnering with local companies for our first Job Fair so we can offer more opportunities to our residents in the City of Yonkers and surrounding area.”
During the fair, which encompassed a 4-hour window, attendees interviewed for an array of different types of positions including: Cashiers, Tour Guides, Security, Building Operations-Porters, Laborers, Front of House Prep, Guest Experience Representatives, Premium Cook, Sous Chef, Standard Cook, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, Outreach Coordinator, and Residential Counselor, among others.
While this was the first multi-employee Job Fair that the Greyston Workforce Development Center has hosted, they are planning to schedule other such events at their Yonkers campus in the future. Anyone interested in learning about upcoming events, or registering for summer classes can visit their website (www.greyston.org) or call the Center at 914-376-9303. There is no fee for these classes which have a 3-6 week time commitment and offer nationally recognized certifications in five areas, including: Building and Construction Trades Safety, Home Health Aide, Culinary Arts, Security Guard, and Customer Service.
“At Greyston we believe that everyone can work and excel” says Moses-Taylor, “provided they are given the opportunity and support to succeed and thrive.”
Visit greyston.org to learn more about the Foundation and OpenHiring.