Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/11/2023 - 10:01

NYC reportedly hosts a virtual opportunity today for job seekers to find civil service opportunities without having to take the state exam.

The Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Virtual Career Fair will be held today, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will be able to view content and chat one-on-one with recruiters.

The HELP program, hosted by the State Department of Civil Service (DCS), was developed to aid New York State agencies in filling critical positions in direct care, health, and safety to help New Yorkers meet their basic needs. The program provides job seekers with opportunities to begin a career with the state without having to take a test -- streamlining the appointment process so state agencies can hire diverse, qualified permanent employees quickly. Typically, to gain employment through the state, DCS offers an application schedule each month for the entry-level civil service exams. These tests are open to anyone who meets the qualifications listed on the examination announcement.

To attend the New York State HELP Virtual Career Fair, those interested must register online. Please upload a resume before the live event as well. Registration is available at the New York State Department of Labor website.

For more information about this event, contact VIRTUALJOBFAIRS@LABOR.NY.Gov.