BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI
Creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate will not only bolster our local economy, but help our residents. This is why for the past several years, I have been at the forefront of sponsoring the annual Rockland Community College (RCC) job fair.
Our job fair is part of continued efforts to reduce unemployment and get residents meaningful work. Hundreds of employers in retail, hospitality, health care, civil industries, and non-profit and for-profit businesses will be available to meet with perspective job applicants.
In 2017, Rockland County unemployment reached 4.3 percent. Through events like the job fair we can maintain and even lower this percentage. I take this task very seriously because residents need to have good paying jobs in order to support and provide for their families.
In addition, the job fair is a resource for unemployed veterans. The last place American heroes who served our country should go is to an unemployment line. To assist our veterans, I created the Job for Heroes Act, which gives a tax credit of up to $15,000 to businesses who hire an unemployed veteran.
This year’s job fair will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at RCC’s Eugene Levy Fieldhouse in Suffern.
I hope to see you there.