Kingston, NY –Acting County Executive Adele B. Reiter announces that the 11th Annual Ulster County Young Adult Job Fair is being held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, 94 Mary’s Avenue in Kingston. More than 40 businesses from every corner of the county are attending this event to promote jobs in healthcare, banking, recreation, retail and manufacturing. Full-time, part-time and summer jobs are all available. The job fair is open to young people ages 16 to 25. Everyone pre-registered for the job fair is also eligible to win door prizes that have generously been donated by local businesses. Pre-registration is required at: www.ulsterworks.com/job-seeker-registration.
In addition, new this year, the Ulster County Office of Employment and Training in conjunction with People’s Place will be holding an event to prepare to meet the businesses at the Young Adult Job Fair called Perfectly Polished. This is an amazing opportunity for young people ages 16-25 to find the perfect clothes for a summer, part-time or full-time job as well as get their hair cut and styled for FREE! Perfectly Polished is being held on Thursday, March 28 from 2:30—4:30 at People’s Place, 17 Saint James Street, Kingston. To attend, you must be registered for the Young Adult Job Fair.
Adele B. Reiter, Acting County Executive
“The Young Adult Job Fair is a great opportunity for our young people to find work in Ulster County. It is often difficult to know where to start when looking for employment and this wonderful event makes it much easier by having so many employers who are interested in hiring all in one place. Whether seeking a full-time, part-time or summer job, I encourage you to register and attend the fair and meet the many businesses and organizations who are participating,” said Acting County Executive Adele B. Reiter. “In addition, to be sure you put your best foot forward, please take advantage of our Perfectly Polished event which will help you prepare for the world of work with career ready clothes and grooming at no cost. I want to especially thank People’s Place for making this possible – it is very important and it is greatly appreciated.”
Lisa Berger, Director, Ulster County Office of Employment & Training/Workforce Development Board
“We are grateful to People’s Place for hosting Perfectly Polished. They’ve taken the idea of providing career-wear to young people and expanded it by adding free hairstyling and makeup assistance. Looking neat and professional goes a long way towards making a lasting impression on a potential employer. We are hoping to expand this event with even more Career Readiness activities in the future,” said Lisa Berger, Director of Ulster County Office of Employment and Training and Workforce Development Board. “I would encourage all young people between the ages of 16 to 25 to walk through the job fair – even if they aren’t looking for a job right now. We have jobs that will put someone new to the workforce on a productive career path as well as a wonderful array of summer and part-time jobs. Who knows? They may find something they didn’t even know they were looking for.”
Acting County Executive Reiter continued, “The Young Adult Job fair is organized by an Ad Hoc Committee of the Ulster County Workforce Development Board, with staff support from Ulster County’s Office of Employment and Training. We are so proud of this great event and thank all who have worked so hard to make it successful. We are hopeful that as many young people as possible take advantage of this opportunity.”
Young adults should bring copies of their résumé if they have one. If they do not have one printed out, resumes on a USB drive or emailed to themselves can be printed onsite.
Businesses wishing to participate in the job fair should call: Ulster County’s Office of Employment and Training (845) 340-3170. For a list of businesses attending the job fair visit: https://www.ulsterworks.com/youth-and-young-adults.