NEWTON, NJ - Area residents are invited to jump start their job search at a Career & Job Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday, October 9th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Job seekers, those who need assistance with job search techniques, and people who need help navigating their current workplace are encouraged to attend.  Strategies for using social media, preparing for interviews, and marketing oneself will be highlighted at workshops, and representatives from local businesses and schools will be on hand to promote job openings and educational opportunities.  The Career & Job Fair is free and open to the public; no registration is required.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.

“The Career & Job Fair will offer those who are currently seeking work the opportunity to network with other job seekers, get leads on employment opportunities and gain the skills and confidence necessary to land their next job,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center Coordinator Kyersten Rozanski.

In addition to information tables hosted by area employers, the Career & Job Fair will feature workshops conducted by guest speakers.   Claudia Raffay, Adjunct Professor at Sussex County Community College and Human Resource Specialist at Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative, will discuss “Marketing Yourself to Employers,”  while Jim Albrecht, Talent Acquisition Manager, and Casey Saporito, University Recruiter, from Selective Insurance Company, will present “Job-Searching 101: Resumes, Social Media, and Interview Preparation.”

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Employers expected to be on hand to discuss job openings and educational opportunities include but are not limited to, Capitol Care, Inc.; County College of Morris; DAWN Center for Independent Living; Dental Medical Technical Career Institute; Devereux; DeVry University; First Student; From the Heart Elder Care; Hampton Inn; Homestead Rehabilitation; IBEW Local 102; Lantek Corporation; Lincoln Heritage; Lincoln Technical Institute; Lowe’s; Metro Public Adjustment; Mountain Creek; New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Pathstone; Preferred Care at Home; Primerica; ResCare Home Care; Rite Aid; SCARC; Selective Insurance; Sussex County Community College, Department of Health Sciences; ThorLabs; Toy R Us; United Associates of New Jersey; UPS; Willowglen Academy; and others.

Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children through the achievement of personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 20,000 families, including over 30,000 children. 

For more information about the Career & Job Fair, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.