Press Release - 11-24-23

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2023

NYS DMV ENCOURAGES SHOPRITE EMPLOYEES TO APPLY FOR AGENCY JOBS AS GROCER CLOSES STORES

Experience May Qualify Them for DMV Customer Service Positions

Job Fair Planned for November 27

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that it is working to place current and former ShopRite employees in available positions within the agency as the grocery chain continues to close locations in the Capital Region.

DMV is holding a job fair specifically for ShopRite employees on Monday, November 27 at DMV’s headquarters in Albany.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, November 27

Where: 6 Empire State Plaza, Albany (Swan Street Building)

To submit a resume or for additional information, interested ShopRite employees may email the DMV at: [email protected].

“We are always looking for people who are passionate about customer service, and these people have been on the front lines of the industry,” said DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder. “We know the timing of the ShopRite store closures just ahead of the holiday season is unfortunate, and we want to give these people an opportunity to rejoin the workforce as quickly as possible.”

In collaboration with ShopRite’s corporate staff, DMV’s human resources office has been conducting outreach with the approximately 600 ShopRite employees who have lost or will soon lose their jobs with the closing of the stores in Albany, Colonie, Slingerlands, Niskayuna and North Greenbush. DMV currently has Motor Vehicle Representative (MVR) positions available throughout the agency that ShopRite employees may be qualified for.

Motor Vehicle Representatives are responsible for directly engaging with DMV’s customers to answer questions or provide services. There are MVR positions available in DMV’s central office, contact center and select field offices. The MVR position is part of a title series that includes three other promotional titles. See additional information on the MVR position.

To learn about other career opportunities at the NYS DMV, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/careers/careers.

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