On March 20, the Career Services Office at Hostos held a large “Hire a Caiman” job fair in the gymnasium. The large employment event attracted 58 employers from around New York City and Pennsylvania, and more than 200 Hostos students and alumni took advantage of the opportunity to test the job market.

As a result of the relationships cultivated by Career Services with area employers, this year’s first “Hire a Caiman” helped several Hostos students and alumni find employment.

Based on student feedback to the Hostos Career Services Office, nearly 50 students landed job interviews, and more than a dozen found employment. Employers that interviewed and/or hired students included the Center for Human Development and Family Services, Inc., Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), Banana Republic, Flynn O’Hara, and other companies.

Idelsa Mendez, Employment Coordinator, also worked with Green Tree Textiles, a company that creates awareness on recycling textiles. As it has done in the past, Green Tree Textiles made a donation of clothing, and 53 students received free interview attire to attend the job fair. Overall, Green Tree Textiles donated 88 business jackets, 9 suits and 16 pair of pants.

Students/Alumni can see current job and internship openings on the HIRECAIMANS job link.

Employers can post job and internship opportunities on the HIRECAIMANS job link.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.