WNYC's Brian Lehrer and Veterans' Advocate Wes Moore Among Honorees at Fedcap's Celebration of Work Gala

Nov 28, 2011, 11:44 ET from Fedcap

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org), which has matched work-ready people with jobs for eight decades, will hold their "Celebration of Work" this evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the New York Public Library in Manhattan.  More than 350 attendees are expected to gather to stress the importance of work and to show appreciation for Fedcap and the organization's recent additions, Wildcat Service Corporation and The Way to Work.

While the national unemployment rate hovers at 9%, the job market is always tougher for people with barriers to employment, such as veterans returning from war, young people aging out of foster care, and the formerly incarcerated.  Fedcap's fundraising gala will honor those who support the organization's work helping thousands of people overcome barriers, get jobs and move toward economic independence.  The evening's notable honorees include Empire BlueCross BlueShield President & CEO Mark Wagar, WNYC's Brian Lehrer, veterans' advocate Wes Moore, and ACR Electronics, Inc.

Fedcap is a 75-year-old workforce- and economic-development nonprofit.  The organization provides education, training, career counseling, job placement, post-employment and other services, and operates businesses that support more than 1,500 jobs in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.  For more information, visit http://www.fedcap.org.

About Fedcap: Fedcap is a 75-year-old nonprofit that advances the development of people, businesses and communities. We help individuals and targeted populations break through barriers to achieve long-term, living-wage employment, and we create jobs with a future. Our workforce development efforts include education, training, career counseling, job placement, and post-employment and other services. Our economic development business model supports more than 1,500 jobs in four core businesses – Facilities Management, Office Services, Manufacturing and Home Care – with operations in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.  For more information or to make a donation, call 212-727-4200 or visit www.fedcap.org. Follow Fedcap on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fedcap) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/FedcapNYC).

Media Contacts: Barbara Rosen, VP, Communications at 212-727-4260, 973-979-5912 or brosen@fedcap.org; or James Cook, Communications Coordinator, at 212-727-4375 or jcook@fedcap.org