The Queens Gazette published an article about the job fair the Senator held at Queens Center Mall.

Gazette: 1,000 Attend Peralta Job Fair

About 1,000 jobs-seekers turned out for the sixth annual job fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta, along with Woodside on the Move and the Queens Center Mall. Companies present at the event interviewed at least 550 participants, and many more candidates made appointments for interviews in the near future.

Among the 50 companies that participated in the job fair were The Disney Store, Sephora, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Con Edison, Dish Network, Swarovski, Game Stop, Plaza College, Yankee Candle, LaGuardia Community College, and Victoria’s Secret.

“Even though the unemployment rate continues to decline and the economy continues to improve, a lot of families have a very difficult time making ends meet,” said Peralta, who first organized the job fair as a response to the recession that hit the United States in 2008. “From past experience with our job fairs, many of the job hunters who were interviewed or scheduled follow up interviews with employers will receive a job offer.”

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