ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents looking for a new job or a career change can sharpen their skills at a free Community Job Readiness Workshop on Thursday, August 9 at the Kellogg Building at the Elizabeth campus of Union County College, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The three-hour workshop will be hosted by the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center, a program of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Union County College. Pre-registration is required through the WIB Center.

“The WIB Center has connected more than 100 companies with qualified job seekers in Union County, and this new workshop will help our residents benefit from the many opportunities that are available in our community,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “A little knowledge can go a long way in terms of readiness for employment and career advancement.”

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Professional staff from the WIB Center will conduct the workshop, which focuses on building an effective resume and improving interview skills.

Attendees should bring a copy of their own resume, and be prepared to make edits and changes throughout the workshop.

“This is a hands-on workshop designed to make a real difference in the way job seekers in our community assess their skills and experience, enabling them to create a resume that demonstrates readiness to work,” said Chairman Granados.

Workshop attendees may also arrange a follow-up session at a later date. 

This workshop is open to all Union County residents free of charge. Business casual attire is recommended.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To register or get more information about the event, contact Susan Gomez at the WIB Center, sflores@ucc.edu or 908-965-2992.

The WIB Center was established by the Freeholder Board in partnership with Union County College and the Union County Workforce Development Board.

The WIB Center offers a professional staff, programs, and facilities designed to help employers in Union County connect with qualified job seekers. Since its inception in 2014, the WIB Center has worked with more than 100 companies to provide more than 3,800 new employment opportunities for Union County residents.

For more information about the Workforce Development Board, visit ucnj.org/wdb.

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