16K jobs created on LI between May, end of June

The new jobs report shows that Long Island added more than 16,000 new jobs between May and the end of June, up 13,000 from the

MELVILLE - The new jobs report shows that Long Island added more than 16,000 new jobs between May and the end of June, up 13,000 from the same time frame last year.The Labor Department's latest report says the job increases were in the hospitality and health care industries, but there were declines in construction and manufacturing.A job fair at the Melville Marriott was thinly attended, and employers admitted it was because the available positions were mostly for commission sales, not salaried jobs. Labor experts say they're ready for the allĀ­-important summer employment statistics for Long Island, which are slated to be released next Tuesday.

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