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PHOTOS: MTA Hosts Inaugural ‘Empowering Women in Transportation’ Career Fair

Updated March 14, 2024 12:30 p.m.
table at MTA's Empowering Women in Transportation Career Fair

More than 1,000 Registered

Positions Available in 15 Departments Across Authority

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today held its first Empowering Women in Transportation Career Fair at the New York Public Library from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. yesterday, welcoming candidates interested in transportation roles and providing the opportunity to speak with representatives about employment opportunities in various areas of the MTA including audit, engineering, architecture, finance, human resources, IT, legal and labor relations, art, diversity and civil rights, health services, law enforcement, and labor and skills trades.

The career fair, held in celebration of Women’s History Month, required attendants to preregister, and was expanded to allow 1,115 registrants from a cap of 700 to meet demand.

“A career fair is a great platform to introduce the many roles available in the transportation industry,” said MTA Chief Administrative Officer Lisette Camilo. “And this one in particular sought to encourage women to consider jobs in transportation to build on their previous experience or pivot to a career in a completely new field, including those that have traditionally been male dominated. At the MTA, we pride ourselves in fostering a diversified and dynamic workforce, and continuously working to support an inclusive environment for all employees.”

“We partnered with Empowering Women in Transportation, one of our employee resource groups, to host a career fair and we were thrilled to see the turnout at yesterday's career fair which provided the opportunity to highlight roles that you might not associate with the MTA like nurses, engineers, lawyers, cyber security experts, electricians and cleaners, along with the more traditional transit and office jobs,” said MTA Chief People Officer Hugo Pizarro. “We are an expansive organization with a broad range of hiring opportunities, including bus operators, and aim to keep a strong, diversified workforce.”

The career fair was organized by one of the MTA’s employee resource groups, Empowering Women in Transportation (EWT), which promotes a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all, by prioritizing equal representation of women in leadership positions, preparing women for leadership roles, and focusing on increasing women’s representation throughout the agency.

For more information on MTA job opportunities and qualifications, visit careers.mta.org.