Free Job Training For Elizabeth Residents Interested In Working In The Restaurant Industry

ELIZABETH – From Sept. 7 to 24, Union County College  will be offering a free job training course in the restaurant industry to residents of the city of Elizabeth. All Elizabeth residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in this program. This career training course is for those who have a passion for food and who enjoy serving customers.

The course will be offered daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Retail Skills Center in the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth. This course is for anyone who would like to work in restaurant professional table service, as a restaurant manager, as a banquet manager, as a beverage manager, as a banquet server, as a kitchen steward, as a prep cook, as a food and beverage coordinator, or as a host or hostess.


The restaurant industry is one of the largest private sector employers and has one of the most progressive career ladders of any industry. Professional servers can achieve compensation on an annual basis of $75,000. This industry is expected to add 1.8 million jobs over the next decade; 25,100 new jobs in New Jersey alone. Information sessions about this training course will be held on Aug. 25, and 26, and Sept. 1, and 2, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Retail Skills Center.

To learn more about this free training or to register, call 1-908-355-4444. To enroll, one will need to supply their social security number and their address. The Retail Skills Center is located on the lower level of the Jersey Gardens Mall by Entrance “D”, at 651 Kapkowski Road.

The training is paid for under the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Program.

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