The ongoing Coronarvirus (COV-19) pandemic has led to the cancellation, suspension and repurposing of programs and events in the Greater Raritan workforce system and beyond.
The monthly Jersey Job Club workshops and events usually conducted at the Somerville One Stop Career Center have been suspended.
Workshops presented in person by the Greater Raritan One Stop Career Training Center have moved to virtual platforms, as have introduction sessions on SkillUp Greater Raritan, a program of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB). New virtual programs also are being developed.
In addition, all GRWDB Board and Committee meetings are being conducted virtually.
Look on the calendar for more information on all programs and meetings.
GRWDB Drive-Thru Job Fair at RVCC
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) is presenting a Drive-Thru Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Raritan Valley Community College, Lamington Road, Branchburg.
Employers from Hunterdon and Somerset counties are invited to take part. The event is free and employers will not be present at this event. All they need to do is provide to the GRWDB 400 one-page recruitment flyers detailing their companies’ available positions and how to apply. Flyers need to be dropped off by Tuesday, April 6, at locations in Somerville and Flemington.
Companies are asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 908-203-6044. More shareable information for employers is available here.
The recruitment flyers provided by employers will be added to individual bags which also will include information on workforce-related programs available to job seekers in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.
On April 15, job seekers are invited to come to Raritan Valley Community College; staff of GRWDB will be stationed in the parking lot across from the RVCC Workforce Training Center and will be handing 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..
And please 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.
Keep checking back to see what companies are participating the event. Each bag will include a master list of participants, along with their contact information.