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Bronx, NY – On Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Bronx  Borough President Vanessa Gibson   partnered with the New York State Department of Labor for the second annual Bronx Career Fair in the Rotunda of Bronx Borough Hall located at 851 Grand Concourse where over 500 job seekers registered to meet with recruiters.

While the latest figures show unemployment in the county at 6.60%, down from 6.9% in 2022 and 10.30% in 2021, the goal of this event was to connect job seekers with potential employers that included Amida Care, New York City Transit, Acacia Network, Bronx Pro Group, BronxWorks, Carpenter Contractors Alliance of Metropolitan New York, Hot Bread Kitchen, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community.

During the 4-hour event, residents spoke directly with representatives from hospitality and tech industries, emergency services, public safety, healthcare services, education, and social service agencies  The Deputy Bronx Borough President Janet Peguero attended on behalf of the Bronx Borough President.