Up to 1,000 fashion industry professionals are expected to attend the inaugural fashion career expo in New York City later this month.

Organised by 24 Seven Inc., the June 18 event will see more than 20 leading apparel firms look to recruit textile specialists, apparel designers, graphic artists, retailers, merchandisers, supply planners and marketers.

Among the major apparel brands and retailers expected to attend the event will be Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Exchange, Target, LL Bean, Polo Ralph Lauren, Jones Apparel Group, J Crew, Wal-Mart, and Liz Claiborne.

Admission to the five hour expo costs $5 and all attendees must have a college degree and two years' work experience.

Event spokesman, Stuart Kagel, commented: "We knew, despite a tough economy, that a company will always have an open job for the 'right' candidate.

"We have always wanted to hold an event like this for the fashion community.  We are so pleased with the strong response from the companies."

For further details call Seth Berk at 212-655-4505 ext 244.