MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJAre you looking for employment or a new job opportunity? Maybe you’re new to the workforce and aren’t sure where to start looking for a job. The Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development may be able to get you on the right track at its Annual Fall Job Fair.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Woodbridge Community Center, located at 600 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ. 

Over 40 businesses will be recruiting for full- and part-time permanent job opportunities and will conduct onsite interviews. Industries include: Advanced Manufacturing; Food Industry; Health Care, Retail/Hospitality; Transportation/Logistics/Distribution and more.

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A special community resources area will provide attendees with information about programs and services available to Middlesex County residents. 

This year’s job fair places a special emphasis on hiring Veterans.

“Our economy is at a record low for unemployment, but there are still many veterans seeking career opportunities,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “It’s important that we remember those who served our country and help them in their efforts to return to a productive life back home. Our Career One Stop Centers offer priority services to veterans. This job fair is another great opportunity for them.”

Staff from the Career One Stop Centers will be on site to review resumes and advise job seekers on the latest strategies for finding a job.

“Middlesex County is committed to giving our residents free and accessible resources to find employment,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “Our One Stop Center staff will point you in the right direction for online information and other resources. Be sure to bring copies of your resume and dress to impress!”

The Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development operates Career One Stop Centers in New Brunswick at 550 Jersey Ave. and in Perth Amboy at 161 New Brunswick Ave.  Its programs are funded by the US Department of Labor, and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.