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Veterans Invited to Career Information Open House Hosted by American Insurance Services Agency

Open House Aimed at Helping Veterans Find Work will be hosted by American Insurance Services Agency on June 6th

CLARK, N.J., May 23, 2017 -- American Insurance Services Agency is announcing a new Veteran Career Information Open House to promote insurance careers to veterans and to educate professionals about the advantages of hiring individuals who served in the military.  

Inspired by the Walmart “Greenlight A Vet™” program, American Insurance is inviting veterans to an event on June 6 in Clark that will give them an opportunity to meet New Jersey insurance agents and executives from major insurance carriers. American Insurance has invited members from the New Jersey Agency Network, a network of 40+ insurance agencies in New Jersey, to meet with veterans at the event. American Insurance is the master agency for NJAN. 

“Men and women who served in the armed forces have unique skills that are transferrable to many civilian jobs in IT, sales and management. This program gives us an opportunity to show our gratitude by helping veterans find meaningful careers,” said Nick San Filippo, CEO of American Insurance and NJAN. “People who have spent time in the service have learned how to work with others, follow orders, think on their own, and make tough decisions – skills we need in our workplace today.“

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America Insurance is also building an online database of job-seeking veterans that will be available to NJAN agents and their thousands of business clients across the state. As a follow-up to the event, veterans who attend the Open House will be given access to a free online evaluation of their skills and strengths from Predictive Index, Inc., which can be added to their online database profiles. 

Veterans can help fill the workforce gap facing the insurance industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 400,000 insurance job openings by the year 2020. Nearly 50 percent of the industry’s workforce is above the age of 45. As people leave jobs due to retirement and illness, agencies will be fighting for new hires from a shrinking talent pool. Millennials, individuals aged 22-40, represent only 25 percent of the U.S. workforce today, but are expected to represent 50 percent by 2020. 

The event is on June 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Clark American Legion, 78 Westfield Avenue, Clark, N.J. Parking is available onsite. For more information about the career information program for veterans, visit www.americanins.com or call (732) 680-4444.

At the event, America Insurance will debut a promotional video to highlight the advantages of hiring veterans. The video stars a recent veteran in both military and job settings to demonstrate the transferrable skills that veterans bring to the job market, such as leadership, teamwork, strong character, high standards, positive work ethic, and the ability to perform under pressure.

The video will be available to all NJAN members to promote the program in their communities. American Insurance will also promote the program on NJAN member websites and social media platforms. View the video here:

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Berkeley Heights

We are Neighbors and Taxpayers Just Like You

October 18, 2017

My name is Jeanne Kingsley and I am currently proudly serving as Berkeley Heights Town Council Vice President, having been elected to represent all residents. My running mate, John Sincaglia, and I are just like you: neighbors and taxpayers.  And, just like you, we want to know exactly how our money is spent: Are we getting the most out of every dollar? Are expected services and ...

Why Purple? Because All Residents Deserve a Voice!

As Alvaro Medeiros and I have gone door-to-door across Berkeley Heights in the last few months, talking with and listening to residents, we’ve had a great time meeting all kind of people and learning how we can serve them better when elected to the Township Council. The common thread through many of these conversations is a feeling of frustration. Residents have articulated how things that ...

It's Always About Affordability

Maintaining Affordability means: Controlling costs. Managing resources. Evaluating alternatives.  Planning for contingencies. Comparing wants versus needs.  

These are critical aspects for anyone responsible for running a business or a governmental unit, and it is within these areas that my experience will be an asset to the Township Council and the community.

For almost 30 years, ...

Election Talk at The Dinner Table

October 21, 2017

Why do we vote? That discussion is a good exercise in opening up a few family talks on ethics and personal responsibility. It will also help your children, partner, husband or wife better understand your own concerns about the community. 

The recent debate and Community TV interviews offer great information on our candidates. 

But honest dinner conversation just might ...

LaZare: Bringing Passion to Our Politics

Time was, New Jersey residents could at least count on their elected representatives to be good stewards of their funds they paid in taxes:  to maintain their roads, their obligations, and their air and water.  Those times are long gone.  For close to three decades, administrations of all political stripes have hedged here, and borrowed there, and put the state on a depressing ...

A New Face in Politics: Lacey Rzeszowski

Maybe it’s the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather, the exciting race to the World Series, that brings to mind what Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by watching.”  The last couple of months I have been observing a new face in politics -- Lacey Rzeszowski, Democratic candidate for Assembly in our district (LD21).  What I have observed is a woman ...

Lantern Hill to host Job Fair, October 30

October 21, 2017

Are you looking to work at an amazing and beautiful senior living community in Union County? If so, don’t miss Lantern Hill’s Job Fair – October 30, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, will hire more than 50 employees in the next few months.

Some of the key positions include:

•RN, ...

Join the Union County Environmental Stewards and Make a Positive Impact in Your Community

Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference? For the first time, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer its Environmental Steward Program in Union County.

The Environmental Steward program is designed to help non-scientists to learn more about the science behind the environmental issues impacting their communities.

“The Freeholder Board ...

New LaBlast Fitness Dance with Chris D Begins at the Summit Area YMCA

Calling all dancers! LaBlast Fitness, a unique fitness/dance workout designed to help you get fit through dancing, has come to the Summit YMCA!

The Summit YMCA, a branch of the Summit Area YMCA, announces LaBlast Fitness with Chris D. This dynamic dance/fitness workout, founded by world-renowned dancer and fitness expert Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars, is open to all levels, ...

Last Chance to Join Interscholastic Team For 2017-18 Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) will be closing memberships for riders and teams for the 2017-2018 season on Nov. 1.

The Membership Office will accept any forms received via fax, scanned email attachment (no photos) or ground mail with a post mark of Nov. 1. 

Coach Memberships, Contributing/Jr. Contributing Memberships and the ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

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Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

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“It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements

Note: Recently I gave a seminar on “It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ. Here are a few of the items I touched on.

When you look at your monthly investment statement, do you think “this looks like Greek to me”? Do you ignore all but the first page, after checking to see how much ...