Some 55 employers in Hunterdon and Somerset counties will offer information about hundreds of job openings at their businesses during the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) Drive-Thru Job Fair, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.
Employers of all sizes in the two counties are taking part in the free event. The employers represent a range of industries, including healthcare, education, IT, logistics, manufacturing retail sales, restaurants, salons, the U.S. Post Office, and many more. Almost all of have multiple job openings. In addition, eight career-support agencies will offer information. The list of participants sharing their information can be found here.
This is the second Drive-Thru Job Fair organized by the GRWDB; the first event, conducted last October at the Somerset Patriots TD Bank Ballpark, attracted 250 job seekers.
“Given the need we are seeing in our area, we are planning for 400 job-seeker participants on April 15,” said Violet Kocsis, GRWDB Board Chair and Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, CHRO, Hunterdon Healthcare. “We thank Raritan Valley Community College for agreeing to host the event this spring, and Somerset County government departments who help the GRWDB ready materials for distribution.”
Employers will not be present at this free event. Participating employers have provided to the GRWDB 400 one-page recruitment flyers detailing their companies’ available positions and how to apply.
The recruitment flyers are being added to individual packets. On April 15, job seekers are invited to come to Raritan Valley Community College where GRWDB staff and partners will be stationed in the parking lot across from the RVCC Workforce Training Center and will hand out complete packets to drivers – one per car.
Registration for job seekers is not required but is encouraged so that participants can be connected to other career-related resources. Staff distributing the bag of career information will be wearing masks and gloves. Drivers should observe safety protocols as well.
More shareable information for job seekers is available here.
And job seekers take note: On April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board will be conducting a Drive-Thru Job Fair at Robert E. Holmes Gardens, 14 Rev. Samuel Carpenter Blvd., Edison, 08820. The two events are part of a regional approach to let job seekers know that there are still opportunities available in their local areas.
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board oversees federally and state-funded career and employment services for businesses and residents in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. A variety of virtual career-readiness workshops, training programs, job information sessions and other services are offered regularly by workforce system partners. These opportunities can be viewed on the calendar tab of www.thegrwdb.org.
Weekly text alerts highlight career services and job opportunities in the area; text “onestop” to 565-12 to sign up.