Yonkers, NY – Empire City Casino is teaming up with the City of Yonkers Department of Veterans Services to host a “Hire a Hero” job fair for area employers and service men and women returning from overseas looking to re-enter the workforce.
The veterans-only job fair will take place in the third floor Good Time Room at Empire City Casino on Thursday, November 17 from 1 – 6 p.m.
Empire City will underwrite the cost of the job fair for hiring employers to encourage businesses of all sizes to participate. The men and women who have bravely served in our armed forces will have the opportunity to network, interview and engage with employers from all sectors of industry. Among the employers already signed up include Home Depot, ShopRite Supermarket, Con Ed, Merrill Lunch, Liberty Lines, Sears, Metro North, the Yonkers Fire Department and the Yonkers Police Department.
Employers who have current open positions with immediate availability can participate in the job fair by submitting an application at EmpireCityCasino.com/Veterans.
“We owe these young men and women a debt we’ll never be able to repay,” said Timothy Rooney, owner and operator of Empire City Casino. “This is our way of saying thank you and our way of giving other employers a way to show their gratitude as well.”
In addition to the discipline, dedication and tireless work ethic that veterans possess, there are many benefits in hiring a veteran for employers. Employers may be eligible for thousands of dollars in several state and/or federal tax incentives depending on the hire and type of position.
“The ‘Hire a Hero’ Veteran’s Job Fair is going to be a special day in Yonkers. Veterans of all ages will be afforded the opportunity to meet representatives from both the public and private sector. We are grateful to Empire City Casino for partnering with us on this venture as we aim to secure as many jobs as possible for veterans looking for work.
Our military veterans have served our country well – this is a wonderful opportunity for the Yonkers community to now serve them,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
New York State has one of the highest veteran population rates in the country with over 800,000 veterans living within the state’s borders. That number almost doubles when combining the number of veterans living in New Jersey and Connecticut, many of which are in need of stable work. Veterans from all over the tri-state area and beyond are encouraged to attend and apply for the hundreds of positions that will be up for grabs.