May-13-2014 Christie Administration Joins American Legion for Second in Series of Resource, Job Fairs for Veterans in South Jersey Area
RIO GRANDE, N.J., May 13, 2014 – The Christie Administration helped to launch another South Jersey Regional Veterans Resource and Employment Opportunity Fair in partnership with the American Legion and the New Jersey State Parole Board today at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May County Airport in Rio Grande, New Jersey. Veterans attending the event were connected with job opportunities as well as resources for housing, and legal and medical issues.
The event, designed to assist veterans and military spouses with employment and training opportunities as well as with resources for challenges with homelessness, legal issues, medical concerns and education matters, is the second in a series of four scheduled South Jersey Regional Veterans Resource and Employment Opportunity Fairs in the southern New Jersey area.
“We are proud to participate in initiatives to connect New Jersey’s veterans with employment opportunities,” said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths. “My department has hosted or partnered in dozens of career fairs specifically targeted for veterans over the past few years and we will continue to assist our veterans by participating in career and resource fairs like today’s event and through our network of 40 veteran representatives we have on staff.”
The South Jersey Regional Veterans Resource and Employment Opportunity Fair also featured Mr. and Ms. Veteran New Jersey, a contest showcasing how veterans have overcome obstacles of homelessness, unemployment, legal offenses or post-traumatic stress disorders. The decisive Mr. and Ms. Veteran New Jersey title will be awarded later this year.
The Christie Administration will participate in numerous veteran focused events over the course of the next few weeks including:
May 14: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Employment Workshop 8:30 a.m.)
Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Hiring Fair at Susquehanna National Bank Center, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
May 28: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New York and New Jersey Port Employers & Ocean Carriers Veterans Job Fair at Maher Terminal Building, 1210 Corbin Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
June 09: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
G.I. Go Fund South Jersey Veterans Job Fair at Aloft Hotel, 558 Fellowship Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
June 18: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Employment Workshop 8:30 a.m.)
Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Hiring Fair at Stevenson-D’Alessio American Legion Post #12, 232 Union Avenue, Somerville, NJ
For more detailed information about each of these events, go to http://careerconnections.nj.gov/, click “Veterans” on the left side navigation, then click “Veteran Employment Events.”
In addition to the events listed above, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development encourages veterans seeking employment to contact its veterans program via:
• Email: Jobs4JerseyVets@dol.state.nj.us
• Phone: (609) 777-1042
• Visit veteran representatives at the nearest One-Stop Career Center (locations available at: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/support/njccsites/one_stop_career_centers.shtml).
Assistant Commissioner Jeff Stoller of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce
Development (right) speaks with Johnnie Walker, Commander, Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 44 and President Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee of Cape May County during
the South Jersey Regional Veterans Resource & Opportunity Fair held at the Naval Air
Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Rio Grande, New Jersey. The event marks the second
in a series of resource and job fairs targeting veterans living in the South Jersey area.