Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced the Suffolk County Department of Labor and the Long Island Food Council will be hosting a Food, Beverage, and Hospitality Job Fair at Island Harvest in Melville on Tuesday, October 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
“Long Island’s food, beverage, and hospitality industry was hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the industry on the rebound, there are plenty of opportunities for our residents to become a part of this industry that makes our region so special,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “With employers big and small slated to participate, this job fair is the perfect opportunity for residents to learn more about meaningful career opportunities in both Suffolk and Nassau.”
“There are hundreds of jobs in food related occupations – a cluster that is both a maker industry as well as a cornerstone of the thriving hospitality sector.” said Commissioner Rosalie Drago of the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs. “Chefs, growers and beverage makers lure foodies from around the globe. Food scientists and front line staff make sure people get food at home, in the stores, in restaurants and even in times of need. Thanks to the partnership with Long Island Food Council and Island Harvest jobseekers can meet employers, learn about new career opportunities, apply for jobs and secure interviews.”
“LIFC are advocates for the Long Island Food and Beverage industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. We are committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to grow and run a profitable business.” said President of the LI Food Council, Michael Tucker. “Partnering with the state, county and local agencies to leverage the power of the food and beverage industry will help grow the economy on Long Island.”
The Long Island Food, Beverage & Hospitality Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 19th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Island Harvest, located at 126 Spagnoli Road in Melville.
The Suffolk County Department of Labor has partnered with LI Food Council, MTRC at Stony Brook, Empire State Development, New York Department of Labor, and the Workforce Development Board Serving Glen Cove, Oyster Bay & North Hempstead for the job fair. The job fair will feature hundreds of job opportunities from Suffolk and Nassau County food, beverage and hospitality companies looking for local talent.
Companies attending include: Arizona; Eat Mud; Europastry USA; Farmingdale Meat Market; FSQA Solutions, LLC; Frito Lay; Insite Street Media; Lessing’s Hospitality Group; Life’s WORC; Nassau Candy Distributors; Price Paper; Ruth’s Chris Steak House; St. Joseph’s Hospitality Program; Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions; The Family Grubb Hubb, Inc.; Twin Fork Beer Co Inc.; Water Lilies Food; Zest; Zorn’s of Bethpage.
To register and learn more information about this event, click here.