WESTAMPTON – Burlington County is hosting a career fair this month that’s slated to be the biggest one yet.
Sponsored by the Burlington County Commissioners, the 7th Legislative District Office of Senator Troy Singleton and the Burlington County Department of Human Services Workforce Development Board, the career fair will be held on Sept. 28 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Burlington County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton.
More than 50 different employers from various industries and sectors will be present for the fair and will be looking to fill positions, apprenticeships or internships. Private and public sector employers will be present, including representatives from Burlington County, which is looking to fill open positions in several departments, including Corrections, Sheriff’s Office, Public Works, Public Safety and Health Department.
Burlington County has multiple positions open for immediate hire, such as Correctional Police Officers, Sheriff Officers, Public Safety Telecommunicators and Truck Drivers that offer competitive salaries and benefits. Officials will be present at the fair to explain the hiring process and various job requirements.
Allison Chris Myers, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, is also scheduled to attend the event to speak to job seekers.
“Burlington County is a premier destination to live, work and operate a business for many reasons, but a big one is the quality of our labor force,” said Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson. “We’ve taken steps to ensure both young and adult residents have access to high quality educations and advanced training, and now this upcoming career fair offers them the chance to connect with employers who are ready to hire. It’s a great opportunity and we’re hoping those in the job market take advantage of it.”
“I am proud to partner with the Burlington County Commissioners and Workforce Development Board to host one of the largest employment fairs in Burlington County’s history,” added Senator Singleton, who recently hosted a Workforce Readiness Event and career clothing drive to help prepare job seekers. “Burlington County has a tremendous record of helping residents find employment, and this career fair is another great resource for those looking to find a job or make a career change.”
The career fair is open to all Burlington County residents, students and job seekers. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally (business attire is recommended) and to bring multiple copies of their resumes. Many employers will be conducting interviews during the career fair.
Among the more than 50 employers expected include: County of Burlington, Burlington County Board of Social Services, Burlington County Department of Corrections, Burlington County Institute of Technology/Burlington County Special Services School, ABCO Federal Credit Union, Amazon, Andrews Federal Credit Union, BAC Local 7 Tile, Marble and Terrazzo, Brandywine Living, Burlington Township Police Department, Burlington Woods Center, Canon Solutions America, CareFinders Total Care, Center for Family Services, Choice Care Senior Benefits, ComForCare Home Care, Emerson Group, Estes Express, Garden State Council-Boy Scouts of America, Githens Center, Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & PA, Greater Philadelphia YMCA, HD Supply, Hampton Behavioral Health, Holman, IBEW 269, iHeart Media, Jefferson University Hospital, Laborers Local 55, Legacy Treatment Services, Lockheed Martin, Marquis Health Consulting Services, Masonic Village, Medford Leas, NJ Construction, Craft Labors Apprenticeship Program, New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Oaks Integrated Care, Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, Resources for Independent Living, Rimtec Corporation, Rite Aid, SAS Retail Servies, Sheppard Bus Service, Subaru of America, Topgolf-Mount Laurel, Town Square Marlton Adult Day Enrichment Center, U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Battalion, Volunteers of America Delaware and Westampton Public Schools.
A complete listing of all participating employers is available at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/18109/List-of-Participating-Employers_92023 .
The career fair is the latest employment event organized by Burlington County this year amid increased economic growth in the county and region. The first was held in March and featured employers from the construction and utilities fields. May’s event targeted teen and young adult job seekers and the one in June was designed for residents and job seekers interested in careers in health care.
“Burlington County has become the ideal location for businesses, partly because of our economic development efforts and business supports that help create new jobs and opportunities here in our county,” said Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion. “This career fair is another step to ensure our residents are aware of new job opportunities and that they have access to the education and training they might need.”
Residents with questions or seeking more information can call the Burlington County Workforce Development Board at 609-265-5603.