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Free mobile phone platform launched to help jobseekers

The Morris/Sussex/Warren Employment and Training Services (ETS) has launched their free mobile platform, which expands career resource accessibility for customers who live and work in the tri-county area.

It is not an app, but rather a text service sending messages to jobseekers that direct them to a webpage designed for mobile phone access to offer a wide array of employment services. Created in collaboration with the Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board and local One-Stop Career Centers, the mobile platforms aims to assist customers with their job search needs by providing on-the-go access to resources such as job readiness services, training program information, current job leads and more.

Additionally, weekly text updates will alert subscribers to job leads and upcoming hiring events in their local areas.  The Employment Resource platform provides a user-friendly mobile experience at no cost to users. To sign up and subscribe to this free service, please text “MSW” to 56512.

The service will update job leads and hiring events weekly, and highlight local employment opportunities as well as high-volume job requests.

The ETS promotes job seeker services in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties for both adults and youth (ages 16 – 24) by providing unemployed and underemployed workers with information, advice, job search assistance, supportive services and training within in-demand industries needed to find and retain employment.

ETS is a Division within the Morris County Department of Human Services and authorized by the Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board to provide grant funding pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. ETS works collaboratively with other state, and local agencies, as well as the education and business communities to promote and build a strong and competitive workforce.

ETS is also a partner within the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development One-Stop delivery system and assists job seekers (e.g., adults, dislocated and transitioning workers, youth, veterans, older workers, individuals with disabilities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and others) compete in the labor market through career services offerings.

The Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board’s main purpose is to fund, plan and oversee services provided by the One-Stop Career Center system in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties in New Jersey. The One-Stop system is a collaboration of partners whose goal is to provide workforce development, education and social services in a unified, seamless manner to residents and businesses of Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.

The board consists of approximately 21 members. The majority of members are from the private sector; other members are from social services, labor, community-based organizations, and education. The six committees of the board make policy recommendations to the entire board.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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