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.
Job openings for technology workers continued to weaken in Westchester County during the second quarter, although hiring conditions have improved since the start of the year, according to a report.
The Pace/SkillPROOF IT Index, which tracks the regional employment outlook for technology jobs, fell from 45 to 41 in Westchester.
The 8.9 percent drop in the index was an improvement from the first three months of the year when the index fell 30 percent. While the weakening economy hurts companies that sell everything from software to computers, some analysts have said a recent rally in technology stocks may indicate that the outlook is improving.
Manhattan showed a slight increase in tech job listings during the second quarter.
The report’s researchers said it is too early to conclude from the improved data that the slump in tech jobs of recent quarters is over. But they added added that the recent stablization is “significant in its implications.”
In Westchester, computer support specialists was the job category with the best hiring prospects, followed information technology managers and data base administrators. The weakest job category was software engineers (applications).
The index is a joint project of Pace University and SkillPROOF Inc., a Bridgeport, Conn., technology firm specializing in job market research.
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 email@example.com. 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 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter will host its second “Pink Slip Party” for job hunters in the financial and professional services fields on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event wll be held at Vintage Bar & Restaurant, 171 Main Street, White Plains.
The event is designed as a forum where job seekers can network with recruiters in the region. Sixteen recruiters from the New York metropolitan area and career coaches are expected to attend.
Westchester Community College will hold a Diversity Job Fair for Adjunct Faculty on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. The free event will be held in the Harold L. Drimmer Library on the college campus at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Registration is at www.sunywcc.edu/jobs.
The fair will provide an opportunity to learn about current faculty openings for the summer and fall, and to learn about minority adjunct fellowships. Attendees can meet faculty, students, and administrators, tour the campus, and share their resume with Human Resources representatives at the event.
About 50 workers with disabilities are expected to be hired for jobs at Westchester County government offices as a result of a new contract between the county and GoodTemps, a temporary staffing agency.
GoodTemps, a division of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc., said that the job opportunities for workers with disabilities include short-term and long-term temporary positions.
GoodTemps, which operates offices in New York and New Jersey, is one of the largest privately held temporary services agencies in the region. It has placed about 600 people with disabilities in jobs in the metro area.
“The GoodTemps contract is significant because it marks Goodwill’s first foray into Westchester County,” said David Schoch, senior vice president of GoodTemps. “We’re very proud to have been chosen for the assignment.”
The county contract makes GoodTemps the exclusive provider of temporary staffing services to Westchester County agencies. The contract was awarded through the New York State Industries for the Disabled.
To screen applicants, GoodTemps has opened its first Westchester office in the Goodwill store at 380 North Saw Mill River Road (Skyline Drive), in Elmsford. Individuals looking for jobs can call 646-573-8820 or submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Internal Revenue Service said that it is is looking to fill hundreds of openings nationally for revenue officers. That includes openings at IRS offices in New York City and White Plains. The job of revenue officers includes collecting delinquent taxes and delinquent tax returns.
Starting salary, which varies by geographic area based on the cost of living, ranges from $38,177 to $44,976. Applicants must apply by Friday. Details about the job opportunites are available at www.jobs.irs.gov/home.html. People can also go to www.usajobs.opm.gov for more information on how to apply.
Strategies for Wealth, a financial services agency, will host a job recruiting reception on Nov. 18 at the Yale Club at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. in New York from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The company, which is adding financial representatives to its office in Rye Brook, said the reception is an opportunity for job seekers to network with the company’s partners and executives.
To participate in the reception, attendees must RSVP to Jordana Marx of Strategies for Wealth no later than Saturday via phone at 212-701-7931 or through e-mail at email@example.com.
A new report by Pace University shows the job market in the region for jobs in the information technology, or IT, sector shrunk dramatically during the third quarter, with few exceptions.
The decline was most pronounced in Westchester, Pace said, where the IT job market had its worst quarterly slide since Pace created its IT job index three years ago.
The Pace/SkillPROOF IT Job Index dropped more than 100 points during the third quarter, in contrast to the strong growth of over 40 points reported last quarter.
In Westchester, of the 11 job categories, only Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts exhibited growth with a slight upturn near the end of the quarter, said Pace, which has campuses in Pleasantville, White Plains and New York City.
The IT job market in Manhattan was better, Pace said, falling just 30 points.
The full report can be read at www.pace.edu/PSII.
Verizon Wireless will host a job fair Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Affinia Hotel in Manhattan. The hotel at 371 Seventh Ave. and 31st St. is across the street from Penn Station.
Verizon Wireless said that it is looking for applicants to fill customer service positions in the companyâ€™s business sales, telesales and communications store teams in the New York metro area.
The company also is interested in job candidates who can speak English and Spanish to serve the regionâ€™s surging Hispanic population. For more information, visit the companyâ€™s website at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.
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.