Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are looking for employment can get employment help and support through the Family Success Centers, all summer long. Located in Rahway and Elizabeth, the Family Success Centers are funded by the Freeholder Board and operated in partnership with the United Way of Greater Union County.
“The summer months can be tough on job seekers, but there are many opportunities, too,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, who visited a job application help session at the James Kellogg Multicultural Family Success Center in Elizabeth earlier this week. “The Freeholder Board is proud to support the Family Success Centers, which help residents with resources that build individual empowerment and self-determination.”
“Through the Family Success Centers, we approach employment in a holistic way that strengthens and supports children and parents together,” said United Way of Greater Union County President and CEO James W. Horne, Jr. “The Family Success Centers are a ‘home away from home’ where parents and children can grow their skills in a welcoming, supportive environment that honors inclusion, diversity and compassion.”
The Family Success Centers are used mainly by residents of Rahway and Elizabeth, though any Union County resident is welcome to call or visit for assistance.
The Freeholder Board also offers employment services to all Union County residents, including teens and young adults, through the American Job Centers in Plainfield and Elizabeth, and by partnering with companies for hiring events through the Workforce Innovation Business (WIB) Center at Union County College.
The Kellogg Multicultural Family Success Center is located at 1122 East Grand Street in Elizabeth. It is managed by the non-profit organization PROCEED, Inc.
Among the Kellogg Center’s programs is a series of one-on-one sessions for residents who need help filling out job applications. The next two sessions will be on Monday, July 23 and Monday, July 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information visit PROCEED online or call 908-351-7727 (extension 236).
The Rahway Family Success Center, located at 796 East Hazelwood Avenue in Rahway, also offers a series of job application help sessions. The next help session will be held on Monday July 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
There will also be a job fair with Amazon on Wednesday July 25 at the Rahway Center, beginning at 9:30 am.
The next WIB Center hiring event will partner Union County with Victoria’s Secret on Thursday August 2. The company is offering 30 full and part-time positions for sales associate, for its location at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. The hiring event will take place at UCC’s Kellogg Building in Elizabeth.
For information on the Victoria’s Secret hiring event, visit ucnj.org/jobs online or call the WIB Center at 908-965-2992.