Job Fair Participation

The “Jersey City Job Fever” event slated for Friday has signed on 40 hiring companies with hundreds of open positions, organizers announced yesterday.

The Hudson County chapter of the Jaycees is the driving force behind the event, and it has signed on the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) Small Business Development Center and the Hudson County One-Stop Career Center as partners as well.

Zach Edelman, the Jaycees’ founding chapter president, says all employers have been pre-qualified and all are offering salaried or hourly wage paying jobs.

“This experience has brought out the best in people and has truly united the community,” he says in a statement. “The Jaycees will continue to provide this level of value to the Hudson County community.”

In addition to the hiring companies, there will be a number of career-development programs at the job fair. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will host workshops on resume writing, interview skills suitable for today’s climate and government employment. A number of other local organizations — including Suits for Success, Inc./Dress for Success Hudson County, the Employment Pathways Initiative, the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation, the Hudson County Workforce Investment Board and the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program — will have career-development initiatives at the event as well.

“The event is certain to be a big job-creator in Hudson County creating a positive snowball effect on the local economy,” Assemblyman Ruben Ramos — a charter member of the Jaycees — says in a statement. “It is exhilarating to see how much impact a group of like-minded volunteers can have.”

Even though the event is tomorrow, company registration is still open — and it is free. If your company has salaried or hourly-wage positions open, the Jaycees want to hear from you. Contact 347-735-4679 or jerseycityjobfair2011 (at)


Jersey City Job Fever; Friday, February 4 from 10 am to 2:30 pm; NJCU’s Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Building, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard.