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Nearly 200 Attendees Seek Employment Opportunities at Westchester County Construction Career Fair

(White Plains, NY) -- The Construction Career Fair held on August 25, 2021 at NY Power Authority in White Plains drew nearly 200 job seekers to learn about current employment opportunities in construction. Among the job opportunities available to attendees were those for: laborers, carpenters, plumbers, painters, drivers, electricians, sheetrockers, building maintenance, security and masonry.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The turnout at the Construction Career Fair shows that Westchester County residents are ready to get to work. There are many exciting construction projects taking place throughout the County and we are happy to help recruit workers for these important initiatives.”

Joan McDonald, Chairperson of the County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Director of Operations for Westchester County, said: “The successful execution of new developments requires skilled workers. We are committed to ensuring that our developers have the talent they need to execute their projects.”

Bridget Gibbons, Westchester County Director of Economic Development said: “The Construction Career Fair gave Westchester County residents (and residents of Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Rockland Counties) the forum to learn about career opportunities in the construction industry, specifically The Mitchell and Gateway II projects in White Plains. These are important projects for our local economy and we are happy to support the talent acquisition process for these and other construction projects.”

The Gateway II is a mixed-use development in Downtown White Plains near the Metro-North train station. Also located in White Plains, The Mitchell is a two-tower, mixed-use development that is slated to house both luxury apartments and retail.


About The Westchester County Office of Economic Development

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development works to improve the County’s economic well-being and quality of life. This includes a broad range of activities to attract, create and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth and inclusive economy. For information, visit https://westchestercatalyst.com/.



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