County firms line up for job fair

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:13

    SUSSEX COUNTY n With the economy and job creation at issue in this election year, the New Jersey Department of Labor is doing its part to boost employment figures by hosting a job fair at Sussex County Community College. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 26 in the Gallery section of the college, numerous companies will be offering job opportunities to Sussex County residents. "The Department of Labor is proud to co-sponsor events such as this that offer career opportunities for New Jersey citizens," said Department of Labor Commissioner Albert G. Kroll. "New Jersey is committed to building on its strong record of workforce development and job creation. Job fairs like this one present an excellent setting for employers to enhance their workforce and provide job seekers the chance to survey a multitude of career options." Hugh Caufield, the department's business outreach coordinator, said 33 companies have signed up for the job fair. They include Newton Memorial Hospital, North Eastern Apprenticeship, Trico Credit Union, Tru-Green Lawn Care, United Parcel Service, Home Depot, Prime America Students and more. "Candidates should come out both to gain interviewing skills and to have a chance to network with their compatriots, perhaps they will be fortunate and find a position." According to One Stop Administrator William Weightman, support from the Sussex County business community is overwhelming. "This job fair is our attempt to enable college students and the unemployed to get jobs and possibly get a career start," said Weightman. "Though the economy seems to be growing, there are still a number of people either out of unemployment insurance or near receiving their last check. We want to do our part to serve the community and to be a friend to that community." For more information about the job fair or to participate in the fair, contact Weightman at 973-383-2775 or 973-209-1217.