One agency present was Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW), a six-week training program in Manhattan for careers in construction and other blue-collar positions. NEW Recruiter Vauna Levers wants future employees to understand the importance of being on time to work every day and dressing appropriately. “You have to look the part,” said Ms. Levers. “You have to immerse yourself.” Another participating agency was the Staten Island office of the Workforce 1 career center, a committee partner with St. George Library. Ulysses Grosso, a recruiter for Workforce 1, said potential employees should never underestimate the importance of a steady handshake and a smile. “That first initial contact is so important,” he said. © 2011 SILive.com. All rights reserved.
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Published on Jun 22, 2011