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Thousands show up for Kings Plaza Job Fair on Oct. 17

Hunters hope to land job at Kings Plaza Job Fair

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Mill Basin is ready to work.

Thousands of New Yorkers queued up at Kings Plaza for the shopping center’s Oct. 17 Job Fair, where job hunters waited for more than an hour for a shot at working for one of the mall’s many retailers.

“People started showing up at 8 o’clock and, by the time I got there, the line was wrapped around the corner, around the aisle, and then back towards the corner again,” said Alicia Deflorimonte, from Canarsie. “I think I waited an hour, and the line only got longer since I got there.”

More than 5,000 job hunters competed for 1,200 positions amidst 37 recruiters, including clothing stores Charlotte Russe and Aldo Shoes, along with electronic retailers Best Buy and Gamestop.

The event was certainly crowded, but Kings Plaza staff did their best to compartmentalize and expedite the process, and setup areas on the second floor where job seekers could pick up and fill out applications, before meeting with their prospective employers.

“It was well run,” said Elizabel Solages of Flatbush, who’s now waiting for call backs from Victoria Secret and Charlotte Russe.

Some folks, like Solages, may have to wait a week or more to find out whether they their applications passed muster, but others were given jobs on the spot, according to Chelsea Tokarz, Kings Plaza’s administrative assistant in marketing and leasing development.

Other retailers were hiring for positions inside Kings Plaza and at other locations across the city.

This isn’t Kings Plaza’s first Job Fair, although the shopping center has plans to ramp up its hiring events and host two fairs per year, according to Tokarz.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
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John Taylor from Online says:
Jobs are what is desperately needed but with the economy in stagnation where is the money going to come from. DeBlasio and Lehota have the same old policies that do not work. Hope you are aware of Randy Credico and the Tax Wall Street Party, they have the ONLY concrete financial plan to get the economy back on the move without the catastrophic cuts proposed by both DBlasio and Lehota. A 1% sales tax on Wall Street would solve our economic woes. Maybe as you pay your sales tax daily, you have wondered why is Wall Street exempt? Take a minute and check out Credico and TWSP. Judge for yourself.

¿Está cansado de las ideas políticas viejos? Por favor conocer al Sr. Randy Credico.
Por favor, vote Credico a la alcaldía de la ciudad de Nueva York.

¿Está a favor de un impuesto sobre las ventas del 1% en Wall Street?
Venga a visitar el Grupo de Wall Street.
Oct. 21, 2013, 12:50 pm
keymoni terry from bed stuy says:
Oct. 21, 2013, 2:54 pm
Tommy C from Brooklyn Heights says:
John T: Credico is pushing a 0.5% Wall Street sales tax. I understand this will bring in $60 billion per year to NYC coffers. He wants to use this to pay for free health care, free city college tuition and free subways and buses. Excellent idea!
Oct. 23, 2013, 5:55 pm

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