This afternoon, I stopped by the NYC Startup Job Fair, jointly organized by the Columbia Venture Community and the NYU Venture Community, held at 770 Broadway. I went to recruit interviewees for our blog series on older entrepreneurs. Almost all of the new venture founders and the jobseekers at the job fair were too young to be eligible for our multimedia project, although I did find a couple of candidates.
Forty-three new businesses attended, and 1,000 jobseekers signed up in advance to attend the job fair. Organizers had to limit registration at that number. No walk ins were admitted.
Although our project focuses on the struggles that older Americans face when finding work, the fair was a glimpse into the difficult job market that younger Americans confront as well.