FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035


Info Sessions on Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Career Training to Take Place May 16 at Union County College

Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in connection with Union County College, invite County residents with an interest in the fields of Transportation, Logistics and Distribution to attend an information session on free job training, offered through the Union County Choices program, taking place Thursday, May 16, at Union County College’s Elizabeth Campus, located at 40 West Jersey St.

“Transportation and Logistics is a growing and promising industry,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “There are endless opportunities for trained professionals in these fields, and our goal is to ensure that Union County residents are adequately prepared to compete in the market.”

Careers in these areas are usually found in a wide range of companies in various industries. Occupations in Transportation, Logistics and Distribution generally fall into the following areas: Transportation and Port Operations; Maintenance; Warehousing and Distribution; Supply Chain Management and Logistics; Whole­sale Trade; and Corporate Administration (Sales, Marketing, Safety, Purchasing, Information Technology, etc.).

The Union County Choices program, which is one of Carter’s initiatives as Chairman, is geared towards providing a range of skills and sector training to eligible job seekers in Union County’s priority economic development sectors.

The information session is free of charge to attend, and walk-ins are welcome although pre-registration is preferred. To register, or for more information on the Union County Choices program, please contact Gina Tuesta at gtuesta@ucnj.org; for registration purposes, please include your name, contact information and email address.

In addition to attending the information session, to be considered for the Union County Choices program candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, take the TABE test and score at 8th grade level or above, be WIA eligible and complete a criminal background check prior to the start of the training program.

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