JOB SEEKER RESOURCES
A Job Seeker can
access a wide variety of services at the One-Stop Career Center in New
Brunswick and our satellite center in Perth Amboy. Some of the services
offered include Internet access, job leads and placement through job
postings and referrals, resume writing workshops, job search workshops,
career and vocational counseling, labor market information, and aptitude
and interest testing. These services are grant funded.
Customers in need of skill upgrades or career changes to obtain employment are referred to attend a workshop to explore and learn about training programs available for a government funded training grant. After attending the workshop, individuals who wish to pursue these grants, are given an appointment to determine if they are eligible for training as this is not an entitlement program. Eligible customers are then given an appointment for basic skills testing. Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language (ABE/ESL), GED Test or Prep classes are available if customer is in need of these programs. After testing they will meet one-on-one with a career counselor in order to determine occupational goals and appropriate training programs. Customers will be able to research options and choose the programs which will best meet their needs.
One Stop Career Center
Booklet (Adobe PDF)
Go to www.NJCAN.com for information on possible careers. This site also has an assessment survey and an interest inventory survey. These will help you decide what career or training suits your skills, abilities and interest.
TRAINING DOLLARS AVAILABLE
Funds are available for eligible individuals to access occupational skills training programs at a variety of educational institutions. Individuals will obtain skills that will lead to employment in demand occupations. Individuals must access these funds via the One-Stop Career Center process. Please visit your One-Stop Center for further information
ON LINE JOB SEARCH TOOLS
Under the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Jobs4Jersey.com provides jobseekers with the tools they need to take the next step in building a successful career. Using patented technology, Jobs4Jersey’s job search tool analyzes and compares your resume to the resumes of thousands of successful jobseekers in order to bring you successful job searches, job advancements and career transitions.
Once your resume is entered intoJobs4Jersey, your specific qualifications and career history are matched to positions that are best suited to you. Jobs4Jersey provides customized, real-time job leads, giving you a competitive advantage over jobseekers using more traditional job search methods.
Comments from Successful Trainees (Windows Media Video)
Success Stories (Adobe PDF)
Websites for Job Search (Adobe PDF)
For information on other supportive services available for job seekers, such as: State of New Jersey job fair notices, instructions on how to file for unemployment benefits, housing assistance, home energy assistance and prescription assistance, please click on “Links” tab.
The New Jersey State Library has created a website that provides assistance to New Jersey residents and businesses during rough economic times. The site has a wide range of useful links that may be of assistance. The site has links and references in the following areas: Jersey Parental Tools, New Jersey Technology Tools and Tools for Seniors. The website is: http://gethelp.njlibraries.org