Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, workforce system services have continued to evolve to meet the needs of employers and job seekers.
The Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Service Center at 27 Warren St. in Somerville is open for in-person, career-related services. Appointments are encouraged and customers who walk in will be accommodated as staffing levels permit. In-person service at the Training Center at 6 Gauntt Place in Flemington will begin the week of Aug. 9, with appointment-only services on Monday and Tuesday, and appointment and walk-in services available Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The return date for appointment-only services at the Greater-Raritan One-Stop / Employment Services Center at 75 Veterans Memorial Drive has not been set.
As they have been since the onset of the pandemic, staff will continue to assist customers over the phone, via email and through virtual appointments, and an orientation session for new customers is conducted on Fridays. Virtual career-webinars presented by the Training Center and weekly webinars on SkillUp Greater Raritan (a program of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board) will continue for the immediate future. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 908-541-5780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
In addition, all GRWDB Board and Committee meetings are being conducted virtually.
Look on the calendar for more information on all programs and meetings.
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GRWDB Disabilities Employment Celebration
October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The GRWDB Disabilities Employment Celebration is set for Oct. 12 at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
The free event, running from 4 to 7 p.m., will feature a presentations for employers, “Helping Small Businesses Leverage the Talents of People with Disabilities,” given by team members from the Northeast Center for the ADS.
Employers with open positions also will be on hand for a Job Fair, to connect with job seekers about the businesses’ different opportunities. Agencies offering career-related services to this population will offer material and be in attendance to speak with attendees.
Employers with immediate job openings to be in attendance include Amazon, Goodwill NYNJ, Matheny, NJ Cannabis Certified, and Peapack-Gladstone Bank. In addition, Remetronix and Wegmans will participate virtually. Local agencies scheduled to be in attendance include Alternatives, The Arc of Somerset, Autism & Disability Employment National SME, the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, GoHunterdon, the Hunterdon Link, Progressive Center for Independent Living, Ridewise, the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, and the StarThrower Group.
In accordance with CDC recommendations, attendees must wear face coverings while on site and maintain six feet of social distancing. Capacity room limits will be maintained.
Community members who cannot attend the event in person will be able to listen to the presentations remotely; attendees also will be able to meet employers virtually as needed. Virtual attendance details will be available on the www.thegrwdb.org home page on Oct. 8.
Community members may attend all or any part of the event, and local employers are invited to listen to the first hour’s presentations. No registration is needed. Employers interested in being at the event to share job openings may register by contacting GRWWD Director Paul Grzella at email@example.com or at 908-541-5790. Registrants can be accommodated through Oct. 8. Employers and service agencies also are invited to provide the GRWDB with information that will be shared with attendees.
The event is presented by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board Disabilities Committee and Raritan Valley Community College.