It's getting down to the wire to get a summer job. But two job fairs hope to corral the hundreds of employees needed locally to staff for the season.
One is this Saturday, 12 to 3 p.m. on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. A second will be hosted May 9 by the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library.
On May 5, Seaside Heights will have its job fair, which is hosted by the State Department of Labor and features multiple seasonal employers for businesses there.
The jobs, which last from about Memorial Day to Labor Day, often pay minimum wage.
Both the Seaside and Point Pleasant Beach job fairs, which was last month, have drawn hundreds of applicants who fill out applications and are often interviewed right then.
For more information on the Seaside Heights DOL job fair call 800-732-7467.
Ocean County Library
The is seeking employers to participate in a Summer Job Fair for Young Adults scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.
The library will once again offer employers and young job seekers the opportunity to connect at the second annual Summer Job Fair for Young Adults. The event is free for employers to reserve a table and free for job seekers to attend.
The Summer Job Fair for Young Adults will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mancini Hall, Ocean County Library, Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., Toms River.
In 2011, the Summer Job Fair for Young Adults attracted more than 12 employers and an estimated 300 young adult job seekers.
The Ocean County Library is seeking employers in categories such as retail, food service, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, clerical support and technology. We encourage local businesses to participate. Your participation in our event will grant your visibility as a supportive community partner to our schools and library system.
The Ocean County Library is dedicated to providing our residents with life and job skills and this Job Fair concludes a special “Job Fair Workshop Series” that was held this Spring that prepared our young adults for the job process. The 2nd Summer Job Fair for Young Adults is a partnership between Ocean County Library and NJ Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development.
Employers interested in participating are asked to contact Katie Fernandez or Jeanne Collacott at 732-349-6200 ext. 5203. There is no cost to reserve a table.
Job seekers planning to attend are encouraged to register at theoceancountylibrary.org. All attendees are reminded to dress appropriately for a job interview and to bring a smile with a pen, your social security number and plenty of resumes.
For more information, call Katie Fernandez or Jeanne Collacott or email firstname.lastname@example.org.