ROSELLE, NJ - More than 100 job seekers arrived at Roselle Borough Hall on Wednesday morning in the hopes of hearing the words "you're hired."
When Mayor Christine Dansereau walked out of her office door, she never expected to see the large crowd going out the doors and wrapped around the building. People dressed up with resumes in hand, patiently waiting their turn to get a chance to speak to the many businesses at the Roselle First job fair.
The mayor walked along the line of people stopping to shake hands and speak with the job seekers. “I though that this was going to be just for Roselle residents," said the mayor. “I was shocked to find that people were from as far away as Marlboro. It just goes to show that people all over New Jersey are hurting and need jobs.”
With the temperatures rising on one of the hottest days so far this this year, Pastor Pam Jones the director of the event and her staff were able to eventually get everyone indoors out of the heat.
Businesses from all over New Jersey such as NJTransit, N Power Technology, NY Community Bank, Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness, Capital Lighting, AFLAC, SAM’S Club, Trinitas Hospital, Wells Fargo bank and others were meeting with each individual looking for possible candidates.
When Laura Caron, vice-president of Wells Fargo, was asked if they were hiring today? She said, “We certainly hope so, we do have positions available.”
TAPinto Roselle spoke to Mayor Dansereau about the event. The interview can be listen to in its entirety by clicking below.