PANYNJ & CAO Hold Job Fair to Fill More Than 800 Positions

CAO Job Fair Elmcor
(L.-R.): Andrew Campbell, Verdia Noel, Shanel Thomas-Henry.

Nearly 500 new positions available at new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall, set to open by mid-2020; nearly 450 Queens residents have been hired at LGA in the past 18 months.

Port Authority and CAO partnering with SSP America, Villa Restaurant Group, and Marshall Retail Group to fill openings with local talent The Port Authority and Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) hosted a job fair Wednesday, February 12, aimed at filling more than 800 positions — with nearly 500 new jobs to be housed in the new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall  – as part of the $8 billion LaGuardia Redevelopment program.

The fair ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elmcor, 33-16 108th Street in Corona, Queens. It offered job seekers the opportunity to explore and apply for a wide variety of careers in aviation and the airport industry, including with major partners SSP America, Villa Restaurant Group, and Marshall Retail Group.

PANYNJ Job Fair Elmcor
(L.-R.): Kathleen Fennelly-Fischer, Jennifer Cheng, Tamika Lewis, Glenna Hamilton-Jones.

“It’s an exciting time for the Port Authority as we rebuild legacy infrastructure and bring our customers a 21st century travel experience,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “We look forward to opening the doors of the future not just to our customers but to the local men and women looking for work in the aviation, construction, customer service, and retail industries.”

“We are making tangible progress in building a completely new LaGuardia Airport and are delighted to seek job applications from Queens to fill hundreds of new jobs at the new LGA,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “The Port Authority remains focused on helping to match job seekers in Queens with exciting new opportunities as the airport development program advances.”

The Terminal B arrivals and departures facility is slated to open in mid-2020. On the eastern side of the airport, the first new gates and concourse in Delta’s new Terminal C, replacing the current Terminals C and D, opened in November 2019. The full arrivals and departures facility is scheduled to open in 2022. Terminal C’s first new gates provided job opportunities to a total of 120 people, with 100 hailing from Queens.

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