More than 300 people attended the Town of Huntington's fifth annual job fair at Harborfields High School last Friday — a sign of difficult times according to some.
The large number job seekers who showed up in Greenlawn this year was "a clear indication that the need for employment continues to be a challenge," according to Huntington Town Board member Glenda Jackson, who attended the event.
“Our tough economic climate continues to have a stronghold on the job market, which is why it is so important to bring local businesses, who are hiring, and people seeking employment together,” said Jackson in a press release this week.
In 2010, her rhetoric was much the same regarding jobs.
"We are continuing to face economic hard times and I have experienced firsthand the outcry from the community for more jobs and more career opportunities," stated Jackson after last year's job fair. "It is my vision to join the business community in the town with our talented and highly skilled workforce."
Jackson, together with AvalonBay, H2M and the Huntington, East Northport, and Melville Chambers of Commerce hosted the event.
Thirty local businesses participated including Leviton, The Bristal at East Northport, DDI, Five Towns College, Gurwin Home Care, H2M, Huntington Public Library and Toys ‘R’ Us.