Employee Awards Ceremony

The Javits Center honored its longest-serving employees in a special ceremony in the River Pavilion, celebrating the work of our dedicated staffers who have continued to ensure the iconic structure serves as an economic driving force for New York City and New York State. 
In 2013, the Javits Center generated $1.5 billion in economic activity for the New York region by coordinating and constructing some of the world's most spectacular trade shows, conventions and special events. More than 14,000 jobs for New Yorkers have been supported as a result of events at the facility. 
At the third annual Employee Services Awards luncheon in November, President and CEO Alan Steel honored nearly 50 employees who have served for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years at the iconic building, including carpenters, cleaners, electricians and members of our administrative divisions. 
“Your work means so much to the building and to New York—and today, we are here to honor you for your dedication,” Alan told the audience.
As a tribute to employees, the Javits Center presented a brief video that featured some of the winners, who spoke about their strong connection to the building.
"Customer service is No. 1 here, and everybody here takes that to heart," said Carpenter Journeyman Bill O'Rourke, a 15-year veteran. 
Please view the video here: