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WONDER WORK: The workshops will help locals prepare
for an upcoming recruitment fair, where employers will fi ll
seasonal positions in Coney Island.
Local leaders hosting
events in Coney Island
BY JULIANNE MCSHANE
Talk about life-changing lessons!
Coney Islanders on the hunt for a job can prepare
for the interview process at a series of upcoming
workshops in the People’s Playground. The
three free events, co-sponsored by local leaders
with the Alliance for Coney Island and Kingsborough
Community College, will feature mock interviews
and resume-writing tips in order to help attendees
get and keep jobs, according to the college’s
director of workforce development.
“Offering job-readiness workshops that prepare
the residents of Coney Island for the workforce and
sustainable employment is such an integral part
of the services we provide,” said Christine Zagari-
Coney residents ages 18 and older can attend
the workshops, which hosts will stage on March 28
from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Coney Island Library,
and on April 2 and 9 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the
Carey Gardens Community Center.
Interested job-seekers should bring a resume if
they have one, according to an Alliance rep, who
said the workshops will prepare locals to sell themselves
at a recruitment fair next month, when employers
will be hiring for seasonal, mostly parttime
positions in the amusement district .
Job-readiness workshop at the Coney Island Library
(1901 Mermaid Ave. at W. 19th Street in Coney
Island) on March 28, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Job-readiness workshop at the Carey Gardens
Community Center (2315 Surf Ave. at W. 24th Street
in Coney Island) on April 2 and 9, from 6 pm to 8:30
File photo by Steve Solomonson