Rep. McCarthy Hosting LI Career Expo on December 10

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Event will connect local job seekers with Long Island health care employers and educators

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is focusing her efforts on measures and events that help small businesses, entrepreneurs, students and workers as the nation continues its path to economic recovery, is hosting a career expo on Dec. 10 that will connect Long Island’s health care industry to local job seekers.

According to the Long Island Association and the U.S. Department of Labor, over 14,000 jobs in the health care industry are expected to become available on Long Island between now and 2018.  Rep. McCarthy wants to make sure that Long Island’s workforce is prepared to get those jobs.

“While many sectors of the economy have suffered greatly during the recent economic downturn, many of the new jobs opening up on Long Island will be coming from the health care industry,” Rep. McCarthy said.  “My Health Care Career Expo will connect Long Island’s workforce to local health care employers and hopefully lead to fruitful results for both.”

The Carolyn McCarthy Long Island Health Care Career Expo will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Student Center.  It will be Rep. McCarthy’s fourth economy-related forum this year, with previous ones focusing on tax cuts for small businesses; how small businesses can benefit from the U.S. Export-Import Bank; and what career training opportunities are available at local institutions.

Hofstra University recently opened a new medical school in response to a local demand for skilled health care workers.  Rep. McCarthy toured the school with President Stuart Rabinowitz and other University officials earlier this month.

Confirmed participants for Rep. McCarthy’s Health Care Career Expo include: North Shore-LIJ Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Molloy College and Nassau Community College.

The event is open to any resident of Long Island.  To RSVP or ask any questions, contact Jessica Montgomery in Rep. McCarthy’s office at 516-739-3008 or Jessica.Montgomery @mail.house.gov.

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