JAY-Z and Roc Nation are looking out for New Yorkers in a time when the city is trying to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday (November 3), Roc Nation announced they will be hosting a job fair at Madison Square Garden.
The job fair is scheduled to take place on November 18, and companies such as Zara, Lowe’s, Madison Square Garden, Amazon, Foot Locker, Live Nation, VICE, and 40/40 Club and more will be interviewing on site. The participating groups aim to help people in need, such as single parents and the formerly incarcerated, get jobs in the city.
“The Team Roc New York Job Fair is a real opportunity for socio-economic mobility for New Yorkers – those who want to work, yet have not had the exposure or connections to the right-fit jobs, or to the support services that can strengthen their prospects for employment,” Team Roc managing director Dania Diaz said in a press release.
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Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez added, “My hope is this event will not only stimulate New York’s economy but pair the state’s best and brightest employees with the country’s leading organizations.
“It is also a chance for us to work together – public, private, nonprofit sectors – to address the state’s labor shortages in a meaningful way.”
Roc Nation will also be offering career-development services such as resume building, interview preparation and dress code to the public for free. The job fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and attendees can expect to see several special guests pop up.