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The 24th Council District soon will be looking a lot cleaner with a joint public-nonprofit sector collaboration announced last week by Councilman James Gennaro (D-Hillcrest).

The councilman and city Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson teamed up on Queens Boulevard in Briarwood on Oct. 15 to announce the securing of $430,000 in the city budget to reduce litter and graffiti in the district.

A minority-owned and operated service company with more than 100 positions available at the airports in Queens is holding a job fair Aug. 18 in Jamaica.

Red Eye Aviation Services is looking to fill jobs in areas including customer service, ramp, baggage, cargo warehouse, driving and more at both Kennedy and LaGuardia.

The District Council 16 Cement and Concrete Workers Training and Education Fund will conduct a recruitment for 20 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices from Jan. 6 through 17.

Applications can be obtained from the DC 16 Training Center at 29-18 35 Ave. in Long Island City from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays during the recruitment period. Only 300 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-served basis. The recruitment will run for 10 business days or until 300 applications have been issued, whichever comes first. Applications must be received no later than Jan. 17.

The Queens Chronicle is seeking a freelance reporter who is conscientious, reliable and able to turn stories around quickly when needed.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and be able to cover events such as press conferences, community meetings and art exhibit openings. Knowledge of and interest in government and politics are strong pluses.

More than 100 employers are scheduled to be at a huge job fair Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Resorts World Casino sponsored by state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach).

Among the companies and agencies listed for the event are the cosmetics firm Avon, the FDNY, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, New York City Transit and New York State Park Police, Western Beef, the Port Authority, Berkley College, Animal Care Centers of NYC, Catholic Charities and UPS.

The Joint Steamfitting Apprenticeship and Training Committee Local Union #638 is recruiting 300 apprentices from April 8 through April 19, the state Department of Labor said last Thursday.

Applications will be available at the Steamfitters Industry Training Center, at 32-32 48 Ave. in Long Island City, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays during recruitment period. Applications will be accepted during the recruitment period or until 2,000 have been issued, whichever comes first. Applications must be returned by 3 p.m. on May 7. Applicants must provide photo ID at time of obtaining and returning applications and must pay a $25 fee by certified check or money order, though the charge may be waived if financial need can be proven.