Jay-Z continues to be one of the most iconic artists ever, as many even view him as one of the top three best rappers ever. He and Beyoncé are also one of the most powerful couples in the world.
The music mogul also continues to make huge impacts in communities, especially in his hometown of New York City. This month, he also has an event coming up, to assist people earning jobs.
Jay Z And Roc Nation Are Holding Job Fair At Madison Square Garden
According to Page Six, Jay Z and his Roc Nation company are holding a huge job fair, at the legendary Madison Square Garden arena, in Manhattan. Reform Alliance is also a sponsor of this event, the company which Jay and Meek Mill co-founded in 2018, to assist in criminal justice reform. This event is set to take place on November 18, and will be held from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Helping Disadvantaged People Is A Goal For This Job Fair
This job fair is also aimed at helping various disadvantaged people. This includes single parents, as well as people who were recently incarcerated. Some of the companies that will be in attendance at MSG, for this job fair, are Zara, Lowe’s, Madison Square Garden, Amazon, Foot Locker, Live Nation, VICE, and 40/40 Club. Roc Nation and Reform Alliance will also be looking to provide employment, for these individuals.
“The Team Roc New York Job Fair is a real opportunity for socio-economic mobility for New Yorkers – those who want to work, yet have not had the exposure or connections to the right-fit jobs, or to the support services that can strengthen their prospects for employment,” said Team Roc managing director Dania Diaz said in a press release, on Wednesday.
“My hope is this event will not only stimulate New York’s economy but pair the state’s best and brightest employees with the country’s leading organizations.” added Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez.“It is also a chance for us to work together – public, private, nonprofit sectors – to address the state’s labor shortages in a meaningful way.”
Jay Z Was Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Last Weekend
This upcoming job fair by Jay Z is another very impressive move, that one can add on to his legacy. Last weekend, Jay added another legendary accolade to his career as well, and that was being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. This occurred during the HOF’s 2021 ceremony, at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, in Cleveland.
Jay was inducted by Dave Chappelle, as well as former US President, Barack Obama. There, he reminisced on coming up as an artist in Brooklyn, as well as the success of hip-hop overall.
“Thank you, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for this incredible honor. And you know, growing up, we didn’t think we could be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We were told that hip-hop was a fad. Much like punk rock, it gave us this anti-culture, this subgenre, and there were heroes in it.”
Jay also shouted out his mother, Gloria, his sister Annie, business associates in Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith and Damon Dash, and also the late Notorious B.I.G. He also showed love to other legendary rappers, such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Chuck D, and LL Cool J.