This is originally from our press release that was sent out on May 7:
The Small Business Authority will be sponsoring a job fair on Tuesday, May 15, at the Javits Center in New York City. The event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being held in an effort to help people get back to work.
Geraldo Rivera, host of “Geraldo” on 77 WABC will broadcast live from the Javits Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Geraldo’s panel will feature Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services.
President and CEO, Barry Sloane welcomes the opportunity to team up with the iconic journalist from radio and TV fame. “Putting America back to work is clearly a goal of all American citizens and a priority for Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority. Through its lending subsidiary Newtek Small Business Finance, we are the nations #1 non-bank SBA 7a lender in 2011 and since our inception, have provided over a half a billion in loans to small business.”
Mr. Sloane added, “According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it is a requirement that a minimum of every $55,000 of funding to small businesses creates or stabilizes one job. Therefore, we are estimating that we have created or saved roughly 9,000 jobs. Our services reduce business expenses, minimize risk, and enable small businesses to improve their cash flow, which consequently will allow them to grow and hire more. We are excited to be a part of 77 WABC Radio and Geraldo Rivera’s event to help put Americans back to work and as a primary sponsor are fully supportive of this grand effort.”