Seminars, raffles at Project Self-Sufficiency Career Fair

Thursday, Oct. 19, Mill Street in Newton


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  • Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center Coordinator Kyersten Geiger meets with an attendee during a previous Career Fair. Photo provided by Project Self-Sufficiency



NEWTON — Attendees who visit the Career Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday, October 19th, will be entered to win a $250 Shop Rite gift card, and have the opportunity to fine-tune their interview skills and attend multiple workshops in addition to meeting with area employers. The Career Fair, open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., is designed for job seekers, those who need assistance with job search techniques, and people who need help navigating their current workplace. Representatives from local businesses and educational institutions will be on hand to promote job openings and scholastic opportunities. A resume-writing workshop will be facilitated by career counselor and certified professional resume writer Julie Wyckoff. Interview skills workshops facilitated by Kimberly Burnett, former Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Selective Insurance, with the assistance of volunteers from Mars, Inc., will allow participants to practice interview techniques and obtain valuable feedback from seasoned professionals. The Career Fair is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.

“Project Self-Sufficiency’s Career Fair allows job seekers to get immediate feedback on their resume and interview skills, in addition to learning about job openings and options for furthering their education,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “Attendees can learn new skills and gain the confidence they need to pursue a successful job search.”

Employers and educational institutions who will be promoting opportunities include Abilities of Northwest Jersey; Adecco Employment Services; Center for Humanistic Change of NJ, Inc.; Compassionate Care Hospice; Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health; Express Employment Professionals; HMS Host; iHeartMedia; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 102 (IBEW); K.E.E.P; Krave Café & Caterer; Lowes; Manpower; Marshalls; The Mentor Network/ Rem NJ; Mountain Creek; Path StoneCorp. Senior Community Program; Picatinny Arsenal; NJ Courts Morris/ Sussex; Primerica Financial Services; Rite Aid Pharmacy; SCARC, Inc.; Securitas Security Services; Selective Insurance Company of America; Sutherland Packaging; Thomas & Betts; Thor Labs;

United Methodist Communities- Home Works; United Parcel Service; Visiting Angels; Wal-Mart; and others.

Project Self-Sufficiency is celebrating its thirtieth year of 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 25,000 families.

Those who attend the Career Fair will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for the $250 Shop Rite gift card. For more information about the free Career Fair, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit <URL destination="http://www.projectselfsufficiency.org. ">www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

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