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Nassau has NY's 2nd-lowest jobless rate

How did Nassau and Suffolk counties’ February unemployment rates fare, compared with the rest of the state?

Nassau’s 5.8 percent was the second lowest. The lowest was 4.9 percent in Tompkins County, home of Cornell University.

Suffolk came in eighth with 6.6 percent. Long Island’s overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in February, from 7.3 percent the year before, the State Labor...

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Enterprise hiring college students

Car-rental company Enterprise Holdings is looking for college-educated applicants for its management-training and internship programs. It plans to hire more than 300 people for the programs,  including 33 on Long Island. The company will also hire in the tristate area and in Vermont.

All of the positions are paid, the company said. The management internships last from eight to 12 weeks...

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Suffolk events for job seekers

Hiring will be the subject of several Long

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Several events for job seekers will take place in Suffolk County over the next two weeks. They include:

A job fair on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, formerly the Ronkonkoma Holiday Inn. Admission and parking are free.

A job fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyandanch Public Library. Employers scheduled to be on hand include Aflac, Allen Health...

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LI trampoline park to hire 150

Sky Zone, a Deer Park indoor trampoline park that opens next month, will hold a job fair Wednesday to fill about 150 full and part-time positions.

The fair will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College.

The franchisee hopes to hire cashiers, event hosts, event assistants and court monitors. The jobs pay from $8.25 to $10 an hour, depending...

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Solar company to hold job fair

Roof Diagnostics Inc., a New Jersey provider of

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Roof Diagnostics Solar in Bohemia will hold a job fair on Wednesday to try to fill 20 to 30 positions that include sales and installation.  

The fair will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the company, located at 170 Wilbur Place, Suite 100.

Job-seekers are urged to attend a short presentation at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. Candidates should also bring a resume and be prepared for a brief interview...

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Charity needs a few good bell ringers

The Salvation Army, hoping to beef up its

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The Salvation Army hopes to beef up the ranks of one of the most telltale symbols of the approaching holiday season: its bell ringers.

The charity will recruit for its Christmas program at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center in Riverhead on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group wants to staff eastern Long Island locations.

The job pays $7.50 an hour. Bell ringers...

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New vets green-industry class

A training program aimed at helping military veterans gain a foothold in the green construction industry will begin a new class on Nov. 4. The VetsBuild Long Island class will take up to 20 applicants, and possibly more, said Abdi Akgun, a program recruiter.

Bank of America provided a grant for the five-week, free class, Akgun said. The vets will learn the basics of weatherization and energy...

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Suffolk events for job seekers

Oakdale resident Damien Brodsky, 26, fills out an

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The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will host a number of companies recruiting for a variety of local jobs over the next three weeks.

The center will also host some events for people considering self-employment.

Renewal by Andersen, the window-replacement company, will be at the One-Stop in Hauppauge on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hoping to fill 15 field-marketing representative...

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7 Suffolk events for job seekers

Three jobs fairs and four individual employer recruiting sessions are on tap in Suffolk County, most of them next week.

National CareerFairs will feature its Long Island version on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Melville Marriott at 1350 Walt Whitman Rd. Employers expected to attend represent a wide variety of businesses, including accounting, auditing, administrative and support services,...

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Companies to recruit at LI job fairs

On Sept. 18, Target hopes to staff 50

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Three employers hope to fill a variety of jobs during recruitment sessions hosted by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center.

On Monday, ManpowerGroup, the temporary-staffing company, will recruit for more than 30 assembly-line positions at a “prestigious manufacturing company in Melville" for all shifts.  It will recruit at  the center's Hauppauge location at 725 Veterans...

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