ELIZABETH—Union County’s One-Stop Career Center has moved to a new location in Elizabeth at 921 Elizabeth Avenue. The One-Stop offers free services and training for job seekers every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and remains open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. English and Spanish are spoken.
The One-Stop also offers free services for businesses, designed to match job seekers with employers and promote economic development in Union County.
The One-Stop’s free services include help with resume preparation, job search and interview skills. Among the Center’s free training programs are basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, cooking and food preparation, retail and customer service, teacher’s assistant training, CDL licensing for bus drivers, and forklift operator certification.
The One-Stop also provides free programs for learning English, and for obtaining a high school graduate equivalency diploma (GED).
In addition, One-Stop works closely with employers to match them with job seekers. This includes training and education programs in partnership with local businesses and Union County College. One-Stop assists employers with recruitment, customized training, job fairs, and business seminars, and provides technical assistance including site location, demographic and transportation information.
For county residents who dream of starting their own business, One-Stop offers Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) and entrepreneurial training programs. Special programs are also available to assist youth, military veterans, the disabled, and workers age 55 and older.
The Elizabeth One-Stop Career Center serves Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Springfield, Union (including Vauxhall), and Winfield. For more information call 908-558-8000.
Another Union County One-Stop Career Center at 200 West Second Street in Plainfield serves residents of Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Summit, and Westfield . For more information call 908-757-9090.
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