Yonkers, NY (PressExposure) August 15, 2012 -- Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway will host a "Hire A Hero" job fair for area employers and service men and women returning from overseas looking to re-enter the workforce.
The veterans-only job fair will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the casino's third floor Good Time Room.
"We owe these young men and women a debt we'll never be able to repay," said Tim Rooney, Sr., owner and operator of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. "This is our way of saying thank you and our way of giving other employers in the area a way to show their gratitude as well."
The Rooney Family, owners of Empire City Casino, have taken the lead in an effort to ensure that veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars get direct access to area employers who have positions to fill.
The casino is undergoing a $50 million expansion and plans to hire returning veterans for some of the new jobs that will be created. They are urging other area employers to join them in the "Hire a Hero" initiative to make sure there are jobs waiting for our service men and women when they return.
More than forty employers from the region have stepped up to participate in the job fair, representing a wide variety of employment opportunities. Empire City will underwrite the entire cost of the event to encourage businesses of all sizes to participate.
Rooney has called on members of the media, elected representatives, and area residents to help spread the word about the event so that veterans looking for employment can attend. For a list of participating employers and a flier that can be shared, please visit http://www.empirecitycasino.com/careers.