FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Union County to Host Veterans Job Fair and Resource Event

Union County –The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that County of Union will host a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, October 25th from 9a.m. to 1p.m. at VFW Post 2230 located at 33 S. 21st St in Kenilworth.

“Our community of veterans is extremely important to us here in Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are constantly seeking new and innovative partnerships to engage them and help provide new job opportunities.”

The upcoming job fair, which is also open to active duty military personnel, is expected to bring veterans together with approximately 50 employers in an effort to network and make connections for new employment opportunities.

Among the participating organizations are:

  • Wells Fargo
  • Prudential
  • Barnabas Health
  • NJ Transit
  • Helmets to Hardhats (NJ Building and Construction trades)
  • Home Depot
  • Cablevision
  • Weichert Realtors
  • Frito Lay

With help from partners like the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Developmnt, the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Lyons Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Job Fair is being offered free of charge to veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Representatives will be on site with information on veterans’ benefits, the GI Bill, as well as other State and County sponsored services. A representative from Lyons VA Medical Center will also be present to conduct health screenings, and the NJ State Library will be participating offering hands-on demonstrations of their Job and Career Accelerator and Career Transitions resources.

As part of his 2012 “Putting People First Initiatives,” Chairman Mirabella recognized the need to enhance outreach to local veterans through the Union County’s Office of Veterans Affairs.

Working in conjunction with their office and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal they are also offering active duty military personnel a number of complementary passes to recreational programs in the County parks system for the duration of 2012.

For additional information on the Veteran’s Job Fair please contact Elizabeth L. Sebring of the Union County Department of Human Services at (908) 527-4890 or via email at esebring@ucnj.org.

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