Job fair coming to downtown Riverhead next week

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Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency are hosting its annual East End Employment Expo next Tuesday in downtown Riverhead, bringing together those looking for employment, and employers searching for qualified help.

Organizers said that this year’s crop of employers attending the expo are more centered in the high-skill labor pool, as well as trade and craftsman fields. IDA executive director Tracey Stark-James pointed to growing needs in architecture, marketing reps, water-proofers, metal fabricators, glazers and more.

As with past job fairs, the expo will also see many employers in the hospitality, retail and insurance fields.

“We want to continue to build the reputation of the event as a unique opportunity where professional level jobs are offered as well as part time and seasonal, each year attracting higher-paying positions,” said Mary Hughes, executive director of the chamber. Ms. Hughes said the organization has attracted as many as 300 job applicants in the past, and hopes to have turnout as high or higher this year.

The employment expo will take place next Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sea Star Ballroom, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center.

Job seekers are not required to pre-register, however those seeking employees are encouraged to contact the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce at 727-7600.