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Finding and Keeping Qualified People in a Tight Labor Market

Businesses will receive information to help them solve their staffing challenges from experienced human resource leaders and workforce trainers. Panel one will include HR experts from Con Edison, Investors Bank and Verizon identifying candidates with strong customer service skills, hiring staff with the tech skills you need, finding talent in the gig economy, and keeping up with regulations and requirements. During the second panel, leading workforce organizations will talk about how they partner with businesses to recruit, develop and retain talent. Workforce organizations will also be at information tables to discuss possible partnerships and provide information. This symposium--a full morning of education and networking-- is intended for small or medium-sized business leaders, HR directors or anyone interested in best practices in hiring and retaining qualified staff. Admission is complimentary; please register below.

This program represents the launch of the Queens Chamber Foundation's new initiative: Queens WINs! (Workforce Initiative Now)

United Nations Federal Credit Union is located at 24-01 44th Rd, Long Island City. Accessible by the E, G, M, R, N, W and 7 trains. Parking garages nearby.

Special thanks to our sponsor Verizon and our host United Nations Federal Credit Union.

Breakfast will be served.


Nicole Leon

Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Con Edison

Shaheen Barrett

HR Business Partner at Verizon

BeniJayne Santiago

Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition Manager at Investors Bank

Kenneth Adams

`Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Bronx Community College/CUNY

Jose Ortiz Jr.

Executive Director of NYC Employment and Training Coalition

Sheree Ferguson-Cousins

Director of Career Advancement at Goodwill Industries Greater NY & Northern NJ

Bethany Goldszer

Senior Director of Programs & Development at Urban Upbound

Jane Schulman

Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

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United Nations Federal Credit Union
24-01 44th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

Accessible by the E, G, M, R, N, W and 7 trains. Parking garage nearby.

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