Over 450 Job Seekers Attend 5th Annual Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Job Fair

Clubs and Organizations

May 8, 2013

From: Parsippany Area Chamber Of Commerce

Parsippany, NJ---The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce held another successful Job Fair at the Holiday Inn of Parsippany.  Part of the Chamber’s vision is to reenergize the local economy through job creation and fulfillment.  This year, the Chamber is heading in a positive direction by helping over 450 local job seekers meet 33 local area employer at this year’s Annual Job Fair.  The Chamber’s Employment Outreach Program also includes strategic partnerships which include the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey, free job posting boards, newsletters, career counseling, internships, and seminars.

We’re going to create and fill jobs for our residents to assist in sparking economic growth throughout the Parsippany Area by encouraging investment in filling vacant spaces and hiring our unique workforce stated Chamber President and Job Fair Committee Co-Chairs, Robert J. Peluso and Mary Adelman. “Our volunteer committee did an outstanding job in making the event a success while embracing collaboration amongst businesses and residents.  It is our goal to show area businesses that our local residents are educated, skilled, and ready to work.  I could not be prouder,” stated Peluso.

Employers were engaged with the Chamber and welcomed by Chamber Members over breakfast prior to the event.   Many employers noted that they were introduced to a diversified group of quality candidates, therefore yielding positive results in attracting good candidates.    Attending employers included ADP, Axa Advisors, Care One, Coca Cola Refreshments, Prudential, Provident Bank, Quest Diagnostics, Rite Aid, T-Mobile, Tiffany & Company, Planned Companies, and many more.

The Chamber also added to its shopping local campaign by providing each attendee with a free  Greater Parsippany Rewards card that offered discounts at local area businesses.  Also in attendance was Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Parsippany Councilman Paul Carifi Jr., the United States Navy, and United States Army.  Annually, the Employment Outreach Program assists over 2500 job seekers and 75 area employers. The program is provided free of charge to candidates and funding for the Job Fair and related Employment Outreach services are provided by the self-funded, volunteer based Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce or Employment Outreach Program, please visit www.parsippanychamber.org.