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Trade Job Fair on Wednesday in Bridgehampton

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 10:22

In its latest effort to bring together South Fork employers and job seekers, the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center has joined with Georgica Green Ventures, which is building a work-force housing development in East Hampton, to plan a career fair on Wednesday at the center.

Georgica Green and its subcontractors are hiring for 15 entry-level positions, including heating and ventilation technicians, electricians, security guards, laborers, property managers, and site supervisors, with starting salaries ranging from $20 to $40 per hour. Candidates should take their résumés with them, ready to connect one on one with employers. They must be at least 18 years old, be proficient in English, and be authorized to work in New York State. A high school diploma is also a requirement in many cases; electricians and HVAC technicians may need to meet additional training requirements.

“We’re helping individuals find jobs in careers that will pay them a high salary or offer a trajectory of upward mobility,” Bonnie Michelle Cannon, the center’s executive director, said. “We’re focusing on the information technology industry and the trades.”

The first 50 people who register ahead of time and arrive by 6 p.m. will receive a $25 gift card; another 50 gift cards will be given to the first 50 walk-ins.

The fair is part of the Bridgehampton center’s Teach Me How to Fish program, which offers career-oriented training in partnership with the Suffolk County Department of Labor and Suffolk Community College, as well as résumé-writing workshops and English-language classes.

“Our dream is for people to really move up that economic ladder and be able to provide for their families. In Suffolk County, it takes a lot to meet those standards,” said Lukas Weinstein, a social worker who serves on the center’s community advisory board and helps in the Teach Me How to Fish program.

“We know there is a segment of our community that is not thriving out here in the Hamptons,” Mr. Weinstein continued. “It’s the truth about living where we do.”

Job seekers can call 631-537-0616 or email [email protected] to sign up for Wednesday’s hiring session. The center is at 551 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

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