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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Disability Employment Job Fair and Resource Event scheduled for July 30

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(Sewell, NJ) –On Friday, July 30, the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners will sponsor their annual Disability Employment Job Fair and Resource Event from 9 a.m. to noon at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gymnasium 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell 08080.

Preceding the Employment Fair, free workshops are available to assist with your job searching techniques

Learn from the experts on how to land a job with an effective resume, social media techniques and job fair strategies. Workshops will be held at the Stephen M. Sweeney Center for Special Services Room 112, 530 Salina Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080 on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 13, 3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Thursday, July 15, 6:00 pm—7:00 pm

Registration is required to attend the workshops at www.gcwdb.org OR call (856) 384-6963 

"The goal of the Disability Job Fair is to open more doors to employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities.,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Attendees should dress for success and bring copies of your resume."

Commissioner Heather Simmons, Liaison to Economic Development said, “We are committed to providing resources and opportunities to individuals with disabilities so they can meet employers with job openings and gain more insight on what type of employment opportunities are available to them.” 

 
Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “We encourage all potential employers to embrace diversity as they seek to fill positions by considering the talents of all workers, including those with disabilities.”

To date the following employers and support agencies will be on site at the Job Fair:

Confirmed Employers:

Gloucester Terminals (Holt Logistics)

Goodwill Industries

Liberty Coke

Liscio's Bakery

Lowes

The Parker Group

United Methodist Communities

First Student School Bus Company

Confirmed Support Agencies:

Abilities Solutions

American Job Center

Avenues to Independent Living

Center of Independent Living

Community Options, Inc.

Cross County Connection

DVRS 

GC Division Social Services

GC Health Department

RCSJ Adult Center for Transition (ACT)

St. John of God Community Services

The Arc Gloucester

Additional staff will be onsite to assist job seekers to make sure they get the most out of the job fair experience.

If you have any questions, please visit www.gcwdb.org or by calling (856) 384-6963.

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