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Gloucester County's MEGA Job Fair a great success

Gloucester County hosted their Mega Job Fair yesterday where over 1000 job seekers had the opportunity to speak with 91 different employers with over 700 job openings. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger, said "Successful events such as the Gloucester County Mega Job Fair is just one way for us to help connect talented job seekers with employers from both the public and private sectors."

Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to Economic Development said, “We had an excellent turnout yesterday.  Some employers had lines of people looking to apply for positions well after the event was over.”

Some positive thoughts from those who were in attendance:

New Jersey Legislative 3rd District Office— “Job Fairs such as this, are an important factor in strengthening our local economy.  It is exciting to see such a successful turnout with area employers looking to hire our residents.”

Farmers Insurance – “This Career Fair was excellent!!”

Carmax –“This was a great experience - we would love to do this again.”

Comcast – “Our experience at the Gloucester County Mega Job Fair was great and high traffic! Thanks for having us!”

Mullica Hill Shoprite –“All the staff is always so helpful and friendly – great experience and looking forward to the next one.”

Job seekers had a variety of different job openings available to them including but not limited to, nurses/medical professional, pharmacy technicians, retail sales, financial services, food services, software engineers, medical receptionist, truck drivers, mechanics, forklift operators, office managers and IT associates.

Jordan D’Orazio from Clayton, NJ and a recent college graduate was at the event and said, “All the staff is always so helpful and friendly—a great experience and looking forward to the next one.”

Rafael Jimenez from Wenonah, NJ, said “Thanks to the resume writing class I attended at the Job Center in Thorofare last week, I was able to condense my resume from 3 pages to 1 page and it is making a different in my job search today.”

For more information visit our website at http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/w/wib/default.asp.