Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PCS Focusing On Frum Community in Current Economic Crisis

As director of placement at the New York office of Professional Career Services (PCS) – Agudath Israel of America’s job network – Moshe Tyberg knows how strong an impact the economic downturn has on the Orthodox Jewish community. Even before the Wall Street meltdown, many families were hurting as result of the economic slide of the last eighteen months. The recent collapse of several financial giants exacerbates a crisis situation.

While his office has placed many people in well-paying positions, says Mr. Tyberg, there are countless more who are desperately seeking employment. “The bottom line is that growing numbers of reliable, qualified heads of household who are out-of-work through no fault of their own are turning to PCS for help – and we don’t have enough jobs to suggest. It is imperative that people let us know about available positions.”

To further that objective, a number of Agudah activists launched an emergency campaign to raise awareness regarding the current unemployment situation and urging members of the community to take a proactive stance in identifying job openings and contacting PCS with the pertinent information. Yet another aspect of the campaign calls for volunteers to act as mentors who can assist job-seekers with resume writing and job interview preparation.

PCS’s contact info:
NY office 718-436-1900 ny@pcsjobs.org
Lakewood office 732-905-9700 nj@pcsjobs.org

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