A job fair Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker hosted Wednesday drew job seekers to Branchburg to explore opportunities with employers in the Central Jersey region.
“In a competitive, 21st-century global economy, navigating the job market can be difficult. I’m glad that my office was able to provide a forum for job seekers and employers to meet face-to-face,” said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). “I was encouraged to see so many people – from recent graduates seeking a foot in the door to the long-term unemployed looking to get back on their feet – come out and explore their options. I’m also grateful to have had the cooperation of local small businesses and other employers, who are the backbone of our economy, in planning and executing the job fair.”
More than 50 employers from various sectors discussed available opportunities during the event at Raritan Valley Community College, which attracted more than 100 job seekers.
The job fair follows the lawmaker’s recent tours of manufacturing facilities within the 16th Legislative District, experiences he notes have fortified his understanding of the economic needs of businesses and workers alike.
“A job is more than just a means of earning a paycheck. It’s also about using your unique blend of knowledge, skills and experience to make a positive contribution to the world,” said Zwicker. “The talented men and women from throughout the state who participated in this job fair serve as a reminder that New Jersey’s most valuable asset is its workforce.”