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New Tappan Zee Bridge job forums Wednesday, Thursday to reveal opportunities available
There has been a lot of talk about tens of thousands of new jobs coming to the region with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. But what will the work opportunities really look like?
We might get a better idea Wednesday morning, when bridge project officials host the first in what they promise will be a new series of meetings. Although no one will walk out of the sessions with an actual job, officials say job seekers will get the specifics they need to start sending in applications.
The first “New NY Bridge Employment Information Forum” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. It will be at Rockland Community College’s Cultural Arts Theater & Atrium at 145 College Rd. in Suffern. State officials say they are expecting hundreds of people to attend.
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An identical meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Westchester Marriott Tarrytown hotel at 670 White Plains Rd. No additional dates are scheduled, but state officials say there will be more meetings down the road.
During the meetings, bridge builder Tappan Zee Constructors is expected to lay out the main hiring categories. There will also be an explanation on the hiring process. And Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's special adviser, Brian Conybeare, also will be making a presentation.
The forums will be a “first step in engaging local job seekers, providing them updated information about the unique design-build process and getting them registered so they can access opportunities as they start to become available," Conybeare said.