To help support the nearly 42,000 military veterans who call Queens home, and to express our appreciation for all they have done to protect our way of life, Queens Borough President Richards will host a Queens Veterans Jobs and Resources Fair at Queens Borough Hall on Thursday, October 5, from 1 to 5pm.
All military veterans are invited to attend this complimentary event, which will feature multiple organizations that connect Queens veterans with jobs, career training opportunities, housing assistance, mental health and substance abuse treatment and other services they have more than earned through their selfless service to our nation.
In attendance will be the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), which is seeking to fill positions in City government, the Council for Airport Opportunity —which is placing workers in jobs at our local airports — along with job placement agencies that work with veterans, like Workforce1 and American Corporate Partners (ACP). Also in attendance will be the Queens Chamber of Commerce providing information to entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The fair will also include presentations from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on preventing veteran suicides and about how veterans can access benefits under the PACT Act — the 2022 federal law that expands health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. Additionally, The Hope Program will offer a presentation about its job training initiatives for veterans, while the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University will discuss its efforts to help veterans improve their mental health.
Borough President Donovan Richards will offer remarks during the event along with James Hendon, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans' Services.
Members of the public who are interested in attending the Queens Veterans Jobs and Resources fair are asked to RSVP by visiting www.queensbp.org/RSVP<https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=31323334-501d2dca-31354208-454455534531-d667f7f3e012e6eb&q=1&e=f2c25bcf-fc02-417c-8eef-debe2c8c1b3c&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.queensbp.org%2FRSVP>.
Members of the media who wish to attend the event are asked to RSVP by emailing email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 718-286-2640.
Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens
Queens Borough President at Office of the Queens Borough President
Commissioner at NYC Department of Veterans' Services
Helen Marshall Cultural Center
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, New York