Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
Brooklyn Job Fair Attracts Crowd
Friday, May 08, 2009
New York, NY —
Police had to be called in to control crowds at a job fair in Brooklyn that attracted 4,000 people. Congressman Edolphus Towns sponsored the fair. He says his constituents are struggling right now and thousands showed up with the hope of finding employment.
TOWNS: People with neckties on. I mean sharp, with their resumes in their hands. When I got here at nine, they were four blocks deep which points out they want to work.
Towns' office says the employers at the job fair had about 400 open positions. The Census Bureau, Dish Network, and a job placement community organization called Restoration Plaza were among the companies accepting resumes.