Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NJWorks@yourlibrary Resources to be Featured at Hiring Our Heroes Event, Trenton

The New Jersey State Library will be giving hands-on demonstrations of the NJWorks@yourlibrary resources available to job seekers at the 4th in a series of Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) job fairs, hosted by the American Legion and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is part of a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Veterans and their spouses are encouraged to take advantage of this event, on Wednesday, September 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., at The Sun Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton.
In addition to employers, counselors and representatives will be available from the NJ State Library’s NJWorks@yourlibrary program, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Vet2Vet, Vet4Warriors, U.S. Veterans Administration, county service officers, and Attorney Generals’ office (for veterans’ civil rights education), to provide veterans with additional information regarding their state and federal benefits.
Representatives from the NJ State Library will be on hand to explain and demonstrate all the resources veterans have available to search for jobs, design and write resumes, and apply for jobs.  With technology assistance from Verizon, computer stations will be set up for attendees to practice using those resources, such as the Job & Career Accelerator, Career Transitions and GED Online. 
The job fair is being hosted by the American Legion, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the NJ Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the NJ State Library, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NBC News and other local partners.

Veteran job seekers may go to HoH.GreatJob.net to register.

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