(Deptford, NJ)- Fifty area employers and a variety of service and referral agencies will be available to speak with job seekers at the April 6th Gloucester County Career Resource Event to help residents looking to improve their job options and search for employment.
Employers are still able to participate and those wishing to recruit potential employees should call 856-384-6963 or register at www.wibnj.com.
The Career Resource event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Gloucester County College gymnasium and will showcase area employers who are accepting resumes for current and future positions. Resources and guidance on support services such as child care, utility bills, health-care insurance and unemployment benefits to aid struggling individuals and families will also be available.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said that this type of "one-stop shop" event is helpful for people looking for a career or a career change.
"We have been seeing some optimistic signs that our economy is starting to recover, but it is still a very difficult time and there is a lot of competition for jobs. The Career Resource Event is designed to help residents by putting resources and employers in one place at one time to show them what is available," said Director Damminger.
Area businesses will be in attendance accepting resumes for current and future positions. The event is free, open to the public and there is no registration necessary. Job seekers with questions can call 856-384-6963.
Freeholder Simmons, the Liaison to the Department of Economic Development, said that it is difficult when major corporations like Sony announce they are closing their plant and impact so many of workers.
Freeholder Heather Simmons said, "The number of employers who have already signed up to look for new employees is encouraging. This event is about access and opportunity. Having access to dozens of employers can create opportunity for many of our unemployed and underemployed residents"
"We have a team of professionals who pursue every lead to bring in new business and industry and we are committed to attract and retain employers in our region so our residents have good paying jobs," Simmons said.
Among the area employers who will participate in the April 6th Career Resource Event are:
Advanced Drainage Systems
Chelton House Products
CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Community Treatment Solutions;
David Lerner Associates
Emerson Personnel Group
INTEGRA Services Technologies
Kennedy Health Systems
Lowes Home Improvement
Mary Kay Cosmetics
National Agents Alliance
Niehoff Endex North America Inc.
Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Proforma ABF Direct, LLC
Primerica Financial Services
Raymour & Flanigan
Ray Angelini, Inc.
SJ Federal Credit Union
St. John of God
Underwood Memorial Hospital
Wedgewood Village Pharmacy, Inc.
Service providers will include:
GC Adult Center for Transition (ACT)
The ARC Gloucester
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Delaware Valley
Division of Vocational Rehab Services
USDOL/County Apprenticeship Coordinator
Division of Social Services
One Stop Career Center
Margaret Heggan Library
Gloucester County Library System
United Way of Gloucester County
Gloucester County Veterans Affairs
Gloucester County College is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55. Free parking will be available.