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Free Career Workshop Sessions February 28 & March 1 Free Career Resource Event on March 8

Free Career Resource Event on March 8

(Sewell, NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced that two free Career Workshops will be held at the end of the week and a Career Resource Event will be held on March 8, 2103 to help area residents find employment. 

The Career Workshops are designed to help residents enhance their marketability to employers through learning to use social media for job searches, improving interviewing skills and resume presentation.  The workshops will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 5 pm and on Friday, March 1 at 9 am.  Both will be held at Gloucester County College, CAP Center, College Center Building, 2nd Floor, Tanyard Road in Sewell.  The workshops are free, but registration is required by visiting http://www.wibnj.com/.

“We want to give our residents every advantage in getting their next job or promotion,” said Freeholder Director Robert Damminger.  “The strategies and skills involved with resume writing, interviews and using social media are constantly evolving,” Freeholder Director Damminger said.

Freeholder Director Damminger said that the February 28 and March 1 Workshops should be able to help residents “put their best foot forward at the County’s Career Resource Event on March 8 from 9 am. To 1 pm.

Fifty employers are scheduled to participate in the Career Resource event on March 8 to be held in the gymnasium of Gloucester County College.  The event is a showcase of area employers who are accepting resumes for current and future positions.  Information and support services about child care, healthcare and unemployment benefits will also be available at the event. 

Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development, said, “This event will provide access to at least fifty employers at one time.  As a result of the event we held last October, 40 residents gained employment.  Providing access to jobs and getting our residents working is our priority.”

Simmons said that the response the event garners from the businesses that recruit at the Career Resource Event is always positive. 

Karen Schneider of Wedgewood Pharmacy, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States, located in Swedesboro, is once again participating in the Career Resource Event on March 8.  “The event is well run and we are always pleased with the caliber of participants,” said Schneider.

The Career Workshops on February 28 and March 1, and the Career Resource Event on March are free.  Register for the workshops at http://www.wibnj.com/ or by calling (856) 384-6963.  Registration is not required for the March 8 Career Resource Event. 

Businesses wishing to participate at the March 8 Career Resource Event may also do so by calling (856) 384-6963. 

Participating Employers include:

Aflac
Advanced Drainage Systems
Adventure Aquarium    
Avon
ATF
Bayada Nurses
Camping World
Car-Tel Communications                              
Ceva Ground
Comfort Keepers                                                   
Cooper University HealthCare
David Lerner Associates     
Devereux  NJ
Diversified Industries                 
Emerson Personnel Group   
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Greenlee Security
Goodwill Industries
Heritage’s Dairy Store
Hospice of New Jersey
KMTBrrr
LaBrea Bakery
Lowes
McRoberts Protective Agency
Mary Kay Cosmetics
New York Life
PA State Police
Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Pepsi Cola National Brands
Philadelphia Police Department
Preferred Home Health Care
Primerica Financial Services
Prince Telecom
Reliable Home Care Services
Robin’s Nest
RLS Logistics
SERVPro
Shop.com
Source4Teachers
SJ Federal Credit Union
St. John of God         
South Jersey Times and nj.com
TD Bank
The ARC Gloucester
Third Legislative District
Tru-Green
Underwood Memorial Hospital
Wedgewood Pharmacy, Inc.

This event, sponsored by the Gloucester County Freeholder Board, the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) designed to help those seeking to enter the job market or looking to improve their skills to aid in future employment advancement, and Gloucester County College.