The staffing agency hosted a drive-through job fair in Farmingdale on Saturday.
Express Employment Professionals, with local franchise offices in Farmingdale, Hauppauge and Roslyn, gathered work history information and areas of interest from pass-by drivers.
Entry-level jobs, especially those involving manual labor, have been the most difficult for local employers to meet since the pandemic began, said Jim Morris, owner of the Express Farmingdale office.
The long island unemployment rate in August (the latest month when the unemployment rate became available) was 10.5%. This is the lowest rate reported by the region since the pandemic began, but remains stubbornly high. During August 2019, the island’s unemployment rate was 3.9%.