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Hunterdon-Somerset workforce board offers opportunity for job seekers during COVID-19 recovery

The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board’s new ‘SkillUp Greater Raritan’ training website “could not be more timely, right now, to help those out of work and looking to improve their employment opportunities,” said Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich whose the liaison to the Workforce Development Board.

“The Workforce Development Board is making an effort to help those out of work and looking to improve their employment opportunities, when we can all go back to work. The website combines training and education resources with career counseling and available grants and programs, along with an online learning portal, creating a comprehensive employment resource for jobseekers,” Rich said.

The SkillUp website is free for residents and businesses and works to ensure that workforce education and training investments help meet the talents needs of employers.

The webpage features several hundred courses, certifications and offers training in the tools and skills used in today’s workplaces. Free webinars offered this month will introduce residents and businesses to SkillUp and how it can benefit remote workers, those looking for work, and the businesses that hire them.

“Re-opening our economy and giving people a chance to get back to work is going to be a multifaceted effort, and with tools such as the Workforce Development and SkillUp websites, our region will be able to stabilize its economy at a quicker pace with a better skilled labor force returning to the workplace,” Rich said.

For more information, visit Hunterdon County’s website or Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board’s website. The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board serves the residents of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties.

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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