More than 180 job seekers attended a job fair at 90 Church Street’s 5th Floor Ceremonial Room on April 11, hoping to get a position at NYCHA as a maintenance worker, heating plant technician (HPT), oil burner specialist, or housing assistant. And almost all of them received job offers by the end of the event.
“This job fair met our need for candidates for certain front-line titles,” said David Marcinek, Senior Deputy Director of Human Resources. “In addition to filling immediate openings, we’re also creating a pipeline of qualified candidates to quickly fill future vacancies.”
The fair offered an overview of working at NYCHA:
- Housing Assistants Kimberly Ramos (Rutgers Houses) and Farzana Yasmeen (Leased Housing) discussed the Authority’s core values, including diversity and inclusiveness, and the gratification of working with residents, especially seniors and other vulnerable populations.
- Maintenance Workers Jackson Jolifils (Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses) and Lionel Riley (Smith Houses) and HPT Terrie Nettles spoke about daily challenges and the satisfaction they derive from making repairs.
- NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services staff discussed the civil service exam process.
- In a Q&A session with Human Resources staff, attendees got more details about the open positions and working at NYCHA.
- Participants were also able to speak with NYCHA’s union partners to learn more about salaries and benefits.
- Finally, candidates had one-on-one interviews with hiring managers.
“The event produced very positive results: 172 attendees received a job offer. We want to thank everyone who helped make this effort a success,” Mr. Marcinek added.