DEPTFORD TWP. — Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila announced Wednesday that Gloucester County is hosting a Job Fair for Veterans on Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the gymnasium at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC).
Damminger said that there were already 43 employers who are hiring participating at the job fair and more are expected.
Damminger said, “Hiring a hero is one of the best ways an employer can give back to those who served our country and hosting this job fair is a way the County can focus on assisting our veterans get a job in an organized setting.”
Chila, liaison to Veteran’s Affairs, said, “Those who served in our military have many talents and skills that can translate into the private sector and it is our duty to help our veterans find great opportunities.
“We offer many tools to help prepare our Veterans for this Job Fair and for searching for employment including free workshops that can help teach the ins and outs of finding a job, including social media, effective resumes and interviewing techniques,” said Chila.
Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to Economic Development, said, “The county’s Workforce Investment Board has held two job fairs this year resulting in 50 applicants hired. This means our county businesses are growing and putting more people back to work which impacts our local economy.”
Simmons said, “There will be additional staff on site to assist job seekers to make sure they get the most out of the experience,” said Simmons. “Job seekers should be dressed and ready to interview and bring copies of their resume.”
Parking is free and RCGC is located at 1400 Tanyard Road, Deptford.
The workshops, which Job Fair participants are highly encouraged to attend, are free and there are two times and locations to choose from. Registration is required to attend the workshops at www.wibnj.com or by calling 856-384-6963 Monday, April 27, 9 to 11 a.m., Gloucester County Government Services Building
Auditorium, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton; Tuesday, April 28, 5 to 7 p.m., Rowan College at Gloucester County, University Center Building, Room 901, 1400 Tanyard Road, Deptford.
Participating Employers as of April 20:
Heritage's Dairy Store
Keller & Williams
The Lerepco Group
NDI Engineering Co.
Smith & Solomon
Wells Fargo Bank
Cooper University Healthcare
Pepco Holdings, Inc.
UFP Berlin LLC
Universe Workplace Solutions
Platon US, Inc.
Elwyn New Jersey
Performance Food Service
Precision Electric Glass
Visiting Angels of Gloucester County
Inserts East, Inc.
Gwynedd Mercy University
PA State Police
Bayada Home Health Care
Clementon Park & Splash World
Genius Enterprises, Inc.
J&J Staffing Resources
Pioneer Truck Sales
Delaware River & Bay Authority
Twin Oaks Community Service