NYC Green Job Fair
lushing is home to one of the most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods in New York City. From the1657 Remonstrance against Governor Stuyvesant’s persecuon of religious minories to our role as astaon on the Underground Railroad, Flushing has welcomed people of dierent cultures and faithsfrom around the world. Today, Flushing is a modern metropolis with an internaonal business com-munity that speaks 21 languages and a commercial district that has grown to be the fourth largest in the City.Unfortunately, the last recession hurtour business community and manyresidents remain jobless — despite awealth of skills and experiences. NewYork City’s unemployment rate sllhovers around 9% — higher than thenaonal average — and that’s onlycounng those sll looking for a job.
In December 2011, we launched the ONE FLUSHING Community Economic Development Center to compre-hensively address the challenges faced by small business owners and local residents. Our strategy is to builda mulcultural coalion of business owners, civic associaons, cultural instuons, and houses of worshipwho work together to build a strong, diverse, and sustainable community. Last year, ONE FLUSHING workedwith local employers to organize a job fairthat connected over 350 jobseekers witheconomic opportunies.
This year, we want to go further. We wantto promote the concept of “Green Jobs” —economic opportunies that sustain ourfamilies, our community, and our environ-ment. What’s the point of providing jobs in industries that poison our bodies and destroy the planet? If wereally care about the future of our children and the Earth, we need to support the development of careersand industries that “protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumponthrough high eciency strategies; de
carbonize the economy; and minimize or altogether avoid generaonof all forms of waste and polluon.” If you believe Green Jobs are the future, you’re at the right place.
A Strong, Diverse & Sustainable Community
Sustaining Our Families, Community & Environment
GREEN JOB FAIR
2013 New York City