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Job fair hopes to put women back to work

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The job hunt is on again with the Center for the Women of New York planning to hold its annual conference and career fair at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing next week.

The World of Working Women opens with a panel discussion about where the jobs are and how to get them at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. There will be a number of outstanding women on the panel, including Delyanne Barros, a public interest lawyer who fights sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace as well as City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Ridgewood). Coucilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-Corona) will be a guest speaker.

The job fair follows from noon until 3 p.m. Businesses from around the borough will be on hand to discuss opportunities within their organizations. For those looking for employment be sure to bring a resume and other pertinent material.

At the same time there will be a series of workshops from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on relevant topics such as resumé writing by Charles Gilmore and handling finances by Anna Tringle.

Darinka Maldonado, director of the Queens Women’s Business Center, is running a workshop on starting your own business.

A workshop called “the Job Search and Getting Back into the Workforce” will be presented by Eric Shtob, senior director of Consortium for Worker Education, and Lee Bowe from American Works. Another workshop led by Victoria Pilotti targets women in transition and the Center for the Women of New York has a resource table for advice and support.

A Dress for Success “Reality” Fashion Show will run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. , and the event ends with raffles and door prizes

The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel is at 153-20 39th Avenue in Flushing.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee.

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