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City of Yonkers and Empire City Casino to Host Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, November 17th from 1PM to 6PM

Post Date:10/28/2016 1:04 PM

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YONKERS, NY – October 28, 2016 -- Mayor Mike Spano and the City of Yonkers Department of Veterans Services, in conjunction with Empire City Casino today announced the City of Yonkers will host HIRE A HERO INITIATIVE – a job fair for veterans and military spouses who are seeking employment, November 17th from 1PM to 6PM at Empire City Casino, at 810 Yonkers Avenue.  The event will take place in The Good Time Room and is aimed towards connecting employers with service men and women who are returning from overseas and are looking to re-enter the workforce.  

“The ‘Hire a Hero’ Veteran’s Job Fair is going to be a special day in Yonkers as veterans of all ages will be afforded the opportunity to meet representatives from both the public and private sector,” said Mayor Mike Spano.  “We are grateful to Empire City Casino for partnering with us on this venture as we aim to secure as many jobs as possible for veterans looking for work. Veterans have served our country well – it’s now time for us to serve them.”

The men and women who have bravely served in the military will have the opportunity to network, interview and engage with employers from all sectors of industry. Among the employers expected to attend the fair include The Home Depot, ShopRite Supermarket, Con Ed, Merrill Lynch, Liberty Lines, Sears, Metro North, MTA, Westchester Community College, the Yonkers Fire Department and Yonkers Police Department.

“We owe these young men and women a debt we’ll never be able to repay,” said Timothy Rooney, Owner & Operator of Empire City Casino. “This is our way of saying thank you and our way of giving other employers a way to show their gratitude as well.”

New York has one of the highest veteran population rates in the nation with over 800,000 veterans living within the Empire State.  Veterans from the entire tri-state area and beyond are encouraged to attend and apply for available positions from participating employers.

Employers who are interested in submitting an application and veterans who are interested in pre-registering should visit www.empirecitycasino.com/veterans for more details and information.

Veterans must present their military identification or a valid government issued photo ID to participate in the event.

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The City of Yonkers Department of Veterans Service & Director Lou Navarro assist veterans, spouses, and dependents in the community obtain every benefit they are eligible for under the law. There are never any costs for the department’s services to veterans.  They are located at 120 New Main Street in Yonkers and are open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  Contact Louis.Navarro@YonkersNY.gov for any questions or inquires.  

Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic  craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests  year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and  convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.

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