JVS of MetroWest Offers Free Career Help to Furloughed Workers as Government Shutdown Drags On

Some 50,000 New Jersey residents who work for the federal government impacted by stalemate
LIVINGSTON, NJ, Jan. 23 – Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of MetroWest is offering free career counseling and job search skills training for furloughed government workers residing in New Jersey. It is estimated that as many as 50,000 New Jersey residents are among the 800,000 federal employees nationally who’ve been affected by the shutdown.
JVS of MetroWest announced today it will provide free one-on-one sessions for an hour or longer tailored to the needs of local furloughed government workers. The sessions could include everything from resume writing to interview preparation to career transition planning to job search training.
“At a time when tens of thousands of federal government workers here in the Garden State are experiencing significant hardship due to the shutdown, we’re here to provide expert assistance and support,” said JVS Executive Director Michael Andreas. “Furloughed government workers who might be considering other career options during this uncertain time can rely on JVS for help.”
JVS is a state leader in providing career counseling and job placement services for job-seekers, including workers who have been “down-sized,” furloughed, and/or are looking to make a career transition. As part of its ongoing support for job seekers, JVS is offering a job-seekers workshop, “Make LinkedIn Work For YOU,” featuring subject matter expert Lauren Markon, a branded resume writer, innovative LinkedIn strategist, and outplacement and career transition coach, as guest speaker.
The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Rte. 10, in Whippany. It is free and open to the public. For more details, visit: https://jvsnj.org/event/job-seekers-workshop-020719/.
Furloughed workers seeking more details about JVS career support in general should contact JVS’s Meryl Kanner at (862) 704-2233 or mkanner@jvsnj.org. For general media inquiries or for media wishing to RSVP for the workshop, please contact Joe Berkofsky, Puder PR, at joe@puderpr.com.