Gary Cee, iHeartMedia, discusses job openings with a prospective employee at a recent Project Self-Sufficiency Career Fair.
Newton - Attendees who visit the Career Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency on Wednesday, April 17, 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 a.m. – 2 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. The event will feature workshops about resume-writing, interview skills and the job search process, allowing 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 St. 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,” said 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.” More than 50 employers and educational institutions will be promoting opportunities, including Bath Fitters; Bristol Glen; Caring Touch Homecare; Express Employment; Healthcare Services Group; Hilton Garden Inn-Rockaway; iHeart Media; NJ Courts-Morris/Sussex; Project Self-Sufficiency; SAS Retail; SCARC; Selective Insurance Company of America; Telesearch Staffing Solutions; Walmart; WFG/TFA-TransAmerica; and Willowglen Academy. Project Self-Sufficiency has assisted low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey for more than 30 years. 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 a $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 www.projectselfsufficiency.org.