HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, in partnership with Hillsborough Township and the Somerset County Library System's Hillsborough Branch, offers residents the opportunity to meet with job developers to learn about the many services available to job seekers and employers in Somerset County.
The Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center is opening doors to career counseling, career training, grants and tuition waivers, hiring incentives for employers, special services for veterans and disabled and mature workers, and prospective entrepreneurs in need of advice.
The sessions will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 28th from 4 - 9 p m, at the Hillsborough Branch of the SCLSNJ, 379 South Branch Road, Subsequent dates will be Feb. 25th and March 24th.
Appointments are available for an initial consultation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-541-5785.
“This is a great opportunity for not only Hillsborough residents, but Somerset County and Hunterdon County residents to take advantage of the many services and resources offered by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board,” Mayor Doug Tomson said during the announcement at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board is a public-private partnership responsible for the oversight of the workforce development and its delivery system in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Established under federal law, the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board undertakes policy and planning to ensure a flexible, robust, and seamless workforce system that meets the needs of employers and job seekers in the two counties. This includes introducing employers to state and county programs designed to help them meet their workforce needs, and working with community members to ensure they have access to the programs, information and training they need to obtain sustainable careers in New Jersey.
“I am happy to champion this program by bringing together two exceptional organizations: the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board and the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey. I’m very excited about the potential of this initiative moving forward,” said Anthony Ferrara. township administrator and member of the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission,
"Staff at the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board are finding new ways to engage with community members," said Jeanne Cassano, the board's job developer.
"Our goal is to connect people with the many resources available to them, including workshops, special programs, career counseling and coaching, and apprenticeship opportunities. This winter, we are also introducing a new resource, Skill Up Greater Raritan, a free online portal with access to hundreds of career-development courses. At our upcoming outreach events in Hillsborough, I look forward to talking with anyone and everyone about the board's work,” she added.
“Developing a synergistic relationship such as this is just another example of Hillsborough Township’s forward-thinking approach to assist our residents,” Tomson added.
“Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is delighted to partner with the Hillsborough Township and the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board to assist customers and residents in need of job resources.One of SCLSNJ's core services is to create opportunities that help build Somerset County's workforce and economy. The library is pleased to explore new ways to shape our physical spaces to do just that. SCLSNJ is looking forward to this partnership into 2020,” said Christopher Korenowsky, director of Public Services, Somerset Library System of New Jersey.