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PR # 177 March 17, 2009


The public is invited to attend ?Surviving the Economic Storm: A Free Resource Fair for Job Seekers,? Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College. The event will be held in the Conference Center at the College?s North Branch Campus.

Sponsored by RVCC and Rutgers University, Division of Continuous Education and Outreach, the fair will feature workshops on such topics as The Job Market & You, Transferable Skills, Resum? Writing, Networking, Green Collar Jobs, Online Job Search Engines, Starting Your Own Business, Handling Stress and Assessing Your Career Options. Information also will be available on job retraining programs and services for the unemployed.

The program will feature a panel discussion on ?Where the Jobs Are? with New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse; James Hughes, Ph.D., Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; and Ana Montero, Assistant Director, NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Grants Operations. The panel discussion will start at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a series of workshops.

?As a community college, we are committed to offering support and assistance to our friends and neighbors through these difficult economic times,? said RVCC President Dr. Casey Crabill. ?This event will provide members of the community with valuable resources that can help them in their search for new employment opportunities.?

Partners for the event include Somerset County Business Partnership; Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Raritan Workforce Investment Board; One Stop Career Services; Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy; Somerset County Technology Institute; Hunterdon Medical Center; and Somerset County United Way.

To register or for more information, visit www.raritanval.edu and click on ?Register Now for RVCC Events?; email: rfreg09@raritanval.edu ; or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8939.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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