Government

Franklin Township: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Job Fair Draws Hundreds

2aaaf652c5d4f0ccd18e_DSC_0161.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
bd6a4ee23a87c07385c1_DSC_0149.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
d9cda29b7a4a33d0da63_DSC_0150.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
80661ac884af238af51b_DSC_0160.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
5be2b7f5cd8183fedd90_DSC_0151.jpg
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
093dec528e7d3da344fc_DSC_0156.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
2e2898b6fd16fd125b02_DSC_0157.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
76d5264d2b4674195fb6_DSC_0159.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
d2082a8a86830d8293f7_DSC_0165.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
b44ab0dbda93256e3def_DSC_0169.JPG
Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Job Fair Credits: Malik Lyons
2aaaf652c5d4f0ccd18e_DSC_0161.JPG

SOMERSET, NJ - Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's and the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce's third annual job fair.

This year's job fair was the biggest to date, and Danielsen attributes that to the outreach efforts set forth by him and his team.

"We changed our strategy, we put much more time and effort into advertising and marketing to people looking for jobs," Danielsen said. "We went to all the churches, civic groups, colleges, and used social media as well."

Sign Up for E-News

One of the biggest draws was DeVry Universities Career Services' table, where attendees received free resume critiques, and in some cases, the team even helped with major revisions. 

The focus for the job fair was not only to bring people to employers to find out about potential roles but to also make sure they are prepared to present themselves in the best light possible. 

"This event had two sides to it," Danielsen said. "Side one, we held three workshops - resume writing, interviewing techniques and dressing for success, and the other side was the corporate floor where people could meet companies that are currently looking for people or preparing to hire people, and there is where the value is."

Mayor Phillip Kramer, Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman (Ward-2), Councilman Charles Onyejiaka (Ward-3), and Councilman James Vassanella (Ward-5) also came out to show support for the community. 

If you didn't get a chance to come out to the event, you should review flyer below, because most of the employers listed are looking for people to employ. 

Job Fair 2017 Handoutpdf
 

 

 

Sign Up for E-News

Give us your feedback at mlyons@tapinto.net.

Don't forget to "Like" our FaceBook Page!  and follow us on Twitter.

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android - Click here for iOS 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Franklin Township

Environmental Victory – Transco Withdraws NESE Pipeline Application to DEP

June 21, 2018

In a small victory for the environment, Transco withdraws DEP’s application for their compressor station in Franklin Twp. on June 14, 2018 for approval under the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act rules & Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. Transco also withdrew DEP’s application for their pipeline on the Old Bridge Raritan bay for approval under Coastal Wetlands ...

Suspect in Union Carjacking Takes Own Life in Hillside

June 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – A Baltimore man ended up taking his own life in the Hillside Police Department after he was arrested for a suspected attempted carjacking in Union Friday afternoon.

The Maryland man, Jermaine Covington, 41, was arrested and used an officer’s service weapon to take his life, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Saturday.

Covington left the scene ...

'Luggage Factory' Could Be Hunterdon's First Pot Shop

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A question about opening a marijuana dispensary on Route 202-31 has prompted officials here to consider whether they want such businesses in the township.

An informal inquiry was made to the township’s Planning and Zoning Department about locating such a business in the former Luggage Factory building, Mayor Mike Mangin said at Tuesday’s Township Committee ...

Edison Police Seek Help Finding Missing 14-Year-Old

EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about her to come forward.

Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They believe she could be staying with friends or acquaintances in Newark or the Essex County area, said Edison Police Lt. Robert ...

Police Issue Alert for Missing New Brunswick Girl (FOUND)

Update: According to New Brunswick Police Department Capt. JT Miller, Tomesell has been located.  

NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued a plea for the public’s help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl.

Payton Tomesell, was last seen on Wednesday at 18 Abeel St., authorities said.

The girl suffers from anxiety and depression, and is taking medication, police ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Suspect in Union Carjacking Takes Own Life in Hillside

June 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – A Baltimore man ended up taking his own life in the Hillside Police Department after he was arrested for a suspected attempted carjacking in Union Friday afternoon.

The Maryland man, Jermaine Covington, 41, was arrested and used an officer’s service weapon to take his life, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Saturday.

Covington left the scene ...

'Luggage Factory' Could Be Hunterdon's First Pot Shop

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A question about opening a marijuana dispensary on Route 202-31 has prompted officials here to consider whether they want such businesses in the township.

An informal inquiry was made to the township’s Planning and Zoning Department about locating such a business in the former Luggage Factory building, Mayor Mike Mangin said at Tuesday’s Township Committee ...

Edison Police Seek Help Finding Missing 14-Year-Old

EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about her to come forward.

Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They believe she could be staying with friends or acquaintances in Newark or the Essex County area, said Edison Police Lt. Robert ...

Hillsborough: Rain or Shine the Show Goes on at Sourland Music Festival

June 22, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The music always plays on at the Sourland Music Festival - rain or shine.

There is a chance of rain in Saturday's forecast, but the show will go on.

Organizers suggest Consider bringing a pop-up, umbrellas and towels with your beach chair and refillable water bottle. Rain did not dampen the spirits of 2017 Sourland Music Fest guests - it provided unplanned ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Hillsborough: Rain or Shine the Show Goes on at Sourland Music Festival

June 22, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The music always plays on at the Sourland Music Festival - rain or shine.

There is a chance of rain in Saturday's forecast, but the show will go on.

Organizers suggest Consider bringing a pop-up, umbrellas and towels with your beach chair and refillable water bottle. Rain did not dampen the spirits of 2017 Sourland Music Fest guests - it provided unplanned ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...