On May 25, Queens Community House and Senator Joe Addabbo hosted their fourth annual Senior Job Fair at the Kew Gardens Community Center. The job fair was exclusively offered for adults aged 55 and over and provided career resources and contacts in a wide variety of employment fields. More than 100 people attended and spoke with representatives from 15 organizations including New York Life Insurance Company, the Department for the Aging and the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center.
“Our older generations have so much to offer in the workforce,” says Kew Gardens Community Center Director Rachel Epstein. “Hiring managers have to look past the stereotypes that surround older employees and look at the facts. They are reliable, motivated, and often outperform their younger colleagues.”