Kimberly Bishop, an executive recruiter and career management expert, will speak on finding a job, recession-proofing your career, and transitioning to a new industry on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook. Admission is free.
BusinessWeek named Bishop to its list of World’s Top Recruiters. She has been featured on CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Crain’s, and Money Magazine.
Westchester County will host a free workshop, “Developing Job Skills in Hard Times: Alternative Ways to Career Success,” Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the YWCA of White Plains and Northern Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains.
Employment experts will discuss such topics as volunteer work that can lead to a paying job, opting for a vocational trade, and opening your own business. The Westchester County One Stop Employment Center, BOCES, the Women’s Enterprise Development Center and JobStar at Westchester Community College will provide speakers.
For more information, call (914) 995-2476 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A light supper will be served.
Westchester County will sponsor a job fair on Saturday for people seeking seasonal work at Playland in Rye. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted for ride operators and cashiers; ride operators must be at least 18, and cashiers at least 16. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Interviews will be given only to the first 300 people to apply. Playland’s seasonal employment runs from May through September.
The Internal Revenue Service will host a Career Open House on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IRS office on 290 Broadway between Duane and Reade Streets in Manhattan.
â€œAt the open house, IRS leaders and newly-hired employees from the private sector will be available to discuss your goals and interests and answer questions about working at the IRS,â€ IRS spokesman Kevin McKeon said.
The IRS said that it has many career paths for professionals, including accounting, management, customer service, information technology, collection, law enforcement, legal and finance.
Students who graduate from Pace University can expect to earn roughly the same as those who graduate from Ivy League colleges, putting Pace among the top 50 colleges in the nation, a survey of salaries has shown.
Pace graduates earn a starting median salary of $53,200, only a few thousand less than graduates of Yale University, according to a recent article in BusinessWeek.
Yale was number one on the list with a starting median salary of $59,100. Other schools listed along with Pace include Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Columbia.
The article listed a mid-career median salary of $89,700 and top incomes of $187,000 for Pace graduates. Pace has campuses in Pleasantville, White Plains and Manhattan.
The BusinessWeek list was compiled from analysis on a report published by PayScale that lists Pace University as one of the â€œBest Northeastern Colleges in the U.S. by Salary Potential.â€
Visit BusinessWeek Web site to view the Pace listing.
The Journal News cut 12 jobs today citing further erosion in ad revenue from retail, housing, automotive and employment sectors of the economy.
The cuts were part of a larger plan by the newspaperâ€™s parent company, Gannett Co. Inc., to eliminate 1,000 jobs across the companyâ€™s 84 news properties in its Community Publishing division, which includes The Journal News and LoHud.com.
The number of positions eliminated at each newspaper was determined locally, McLean, Va.-based Gannett said.
Tomorrowâ€™s Workplace will host a summer job fair Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Montebello, just off Exit 14B of the New York State Thruway.
Tomorrowâ€™s Workplace anticipates 63 employers will participate in the free job fair, known as â€œCareer Connections 2008.â€
It is the Spring Valley employment-services agencyâ€™s first county wide career and job fair.
Employers interested in reserving a booth for no charge should visit www.tomorrowsworkplace.org for a downloadable registration form.
For jobseekers looking to attend the event, transportation is available via Transport of Rocklandâ€™s route 59 bus line. Parking is also available.
The North Rockland Business Alliance is sponsoring a job fair and career expo tonight and tomorrow at North Rockland High School at 106 Hammond Road in Thiells.
The event starts at 6 p.m. this evening and runs until 9 p.m. Tomorrow, hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
The event allows visitors to learn about businesses and retailers throughout north Rockland, the Business Alliance said.
For further information, call 845-942-4474 or visit the chamberâ€™s Web site at www.northrocklandchamberofcommerce.org.
The Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley will host a jobseekersâ€™ seminar April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The â€œHow to Get a Job in the U.S.A.â€ workshop is geared toward immigrants, foreign nationals or anyone entering the U.S. job market, the library said.
To register, call the library at 845-352-5700.