2010-09-24 / Community

Sanders Opens Far Rockaway Job Bank

By Miriam Rosenberg

With most areas of the country experiencing a jobless recovery, a new option is being presented to Far Rockaway residents to find jobs. On Wednesday, Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced the opening of a job bank to be located in his office at 21- 23 Birdsall Avenue.

“Our community is filled with talented, hard working people who just need a little help finding the right career path,” said Sanders. “In these difficult economic times, job seekers are looking to their communities for help and support in finding a job that works for them. With this job bank, we can now help people help themselves, by guiding them towards a job that fits their talents and background.”

The job bank will help prospective employees find both entry level and skilled positions. Some of the community groups that will be working with the job bank include Dress for Success, a New York based non-profit that provides professional attire and career development and training programs for women; and Goodwill Industries of Greater New York, an international organization that works with disadvantaged youth, ex-offenders, and those with mental or physical handicaps to provide employment through training and placement.

The job bank will be updated constantly with job openings from Far Rockaway and Southeast Queens. Those looking for work are encouraged to visit the Councilman’s office to check a job bulletin board and get help in opening an email account.

According to a press release from Sanders’ office, weekly workshops will focus on resume writing, computer job search and image presentation.

For more information contact the Councilman’s district office at 718- 527- 4356.

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