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N.Y. caterer pledges to hire furloughed federal employees

The company in suburban New York City will offer workers shifts as bussers, runners and servers.
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A catering hall in the suburbs of New York City is holding a job fair Jan. 28 to fill holes in its work schedules with federal employees who have been left without an income because of the government shutdown.

The displaced workers will be offered shifts as bartenders, bus staff, food runners and servers at Coral House, a catering hall in Nassau County, the densely populated bedroom community just east of the city. The facility is used by Dover Group catering.

“After hearing reports of furloughed employees not being able to find work, I thought this was the right thing to do to help those in need,” Butch Yamali, CEO of Dover Group and owner of Coral House, said in a statement.

The announcement noted that contributions will simultaneously be made to food banks on Long Island, the land mass made up of Nassau and Suffolk counties, that are assisting federal employees whose income has stopped.

Interested parties are encouraged to call 917-473-1751.

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