Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2011

Job Fair at Union County College Set for May 20th

Union County, NJ – The One-Stop Career Centers of Union and Middlesex Counties have joined forces to staff a Job Fair on Friday, May 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium of Union County College, 1000 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ.

Fed Ex, NJ Transit and Wakefern Corporation will be among the more than 20 employers stationed in the Campus Center Atrium ready to receive resumes and speak with job seekers. There is no charge for any part of the Job Fair, courtesy of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“This Job Fair was set in motion following the layoff of more than 1,000 workers from Woodbridge Logistics/C&S Grocery Haulers, including employees from A&P and Pathmark stores” said Deborah P. Scanlon, Chair of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “Many of those laid off live in Union County; however, this Job Fair is open to anyone seeking employment in the Union and Middlesex County areas.”

In addition to the Middlesex County One-Stop, other Job Fair partners include the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD); Middlesex County College; Union County College; Union and Middlesex County Workforce Investment Boards (WIB); and, many other community resource agencies such as United Way of Greater Union County; the Middlesex County Division of Social Services; the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services; and NJHELPS.

One-Stop and NJLWD staff will conduct workshops in both English and Spanish in job search strategies and resume writing. Computers and separate classroom space will also be available for one-on-one help and employment centered workshops.

The One-Stop Center is a free service open to all Union County residents that need assistance with every aspect of career enhancement. If you need a job or are looking to improve your skills, the One Stop is the place to get a great start.

The One-Stop’s free services include help with resume preparation, job search and interview skills. Among the Center’s free training programs are basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, cooking and food preparation, retail and customer service, teacher’s assistant training, CDL licensing for bus drivers, truck driving, and forklift operator certification.

The One-Stop also provides free programs for learning English, and for obtaining a high school graduate equivalency diploma (GED).

In addition, One-Stop works closely with employers to match them with job seekers. This includes training and education programs in partnership with local businesses and Union County College. One-Stop assists employers with recruitment, customized training, job fairs, and business seminars, and provides technical assistance including site location, demographic and transportation information.

For Union County residents who dream of starting their own business, One-Stop offers Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) and entrepreneurial training programs. Special programs are also available to assist youth, military veterans, the disabled, and workers age 55 and older.

The Elizabeth One-Stop Center serves Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Springfield, Union (including Vauxhall), and Winfield. For more information on the Elizabeth One-Stop Center, please call 908-558-8000. Another Union County One-Stop Center at 200 West Second Street in Plainfield serves residents of Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Summit, and Westfield . For more information on the Plainfield One-Stop Center, please call 908-757-9090. For information on the Job Fair please call MaryAnn Anderson, Director, Union County One-Stop at 908.757.9090.

The Union County One-Stop Career Centers are operated by the Union County Department of Human Services, Workforce Development Operations, serving Union County job seekers and employers for 30 years.

Job Fair at Union County College Set for May 20th

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