Press Release Article


Date: Apr 02, 2003
Press Release Number: 38-2003

Students to Meet With Airport-Related Companies to Explore Career Options

High school seniors from Newark and Elizabeth will take part in a job fair at Newark Liberty International Airport on April 10 and 11, sponsored by the Port Authority. Approximately 400 students will have the opportunity to meet with more than 20 companies, including the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express and Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

The job fair is intended to give students who are undecided about a career, or who are not college bound a chance to explore a variety of vocations, some of which pertain to the aviation industry. The students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of airport-related companies and organizations in the fields of delivery, hospitality, food service, retail and medical assistance.

Port Authority Chairman Jack G. Sinagra said, \"Programs such as this job fair assist high school seniors who will soon be making the transition from the classroom to the working world by offering them the chance to explore the many career paths in the job market. Newark Liberty International Airport and the Port Authority are proud to be a part of the communities in Newark and Elizabeth.\"

Port Authority Executive Director Joseph J. Seymour said, \"This is another great opportunity for the Port Authority to give something back to the communities that host Newark Liberty International Airport. We want Newark and Elizabeth to know that we appreciate their support and that they can depend on us to be good and helpful neighbors.\"

Port Authority Director of Aviation William R. DeCota said, \"There are many exciting careers in the aviation industry and the job fair will allow high school seniors an opportunity to see the variety of companies that work with the Port Authority on a day to day basis.\"

The job fair will take place in Building 79 at the airport and will be divided into two sessions, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.