Weekly Job Byte Newsletter

Why 2017 Is Going to Be the Best Job Market in Years
It’s a job seeker’s market.

Openings hit an all-time high in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—and the 2017 outlook is particularly rosy for mid- to senior-level workers. “We expect robust demand for experienced workers,” says Steven Lindner, executive partner of recruiting firm the WorkPlace Group.

Meanwhile, the wage premium for switching jobs is near its highest point in years. “People are leaving because there are better alternatives,” says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor. “And generally, when people leave a job for a pay raise, it can be significant—10% to 20%.” Read More.

Job Searching In December
The end of the year might seem like a terrible time to look for a new job. Half the time, it seems like everyone’s on vacation, and the other half the time, they’re dealing with year-end reviews.

December is anything but business as usual, but for that reason, it might actually be the perfect time to job search.

Last year, Business Insider reported on an Adecco Survey in which 94 percent of hiring managers urged job seekers to keep looking during the holiday season. Read More.

In order to apply, you will need to complete the form and upload your cover letter & resume. If you have any questions, the program coordinator’s email is listed in the form. In order to be eligible for these positions, you must be qualified & enrolled in the Ready to Work NJ Program.

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Help For Struggling Job Seekers
The long-term unemployed often experience stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotional health issues, all of which can interfere with job search as well as personal wellbeing and family life.

RTWNJ partner, the New Start Career Network (NSCN), recently launched a partnership with a company called Big White Wall (BWW) to provide access to an anonymous, online support system for anyone struggling with personal issues related to their unemployment. Big White Wall is moderated 24/7 by trained clinicians. The tool also provides self-guided courses, self-improvement guides, and a safe space to express your concerns without judgment.

Through the NSCN-BWW partnership, NSCN job seekers have access to BWW free of charge. NSCN is extending this opportunity to RTWNJ job seekers, who can find out more on the NSCN website, newstartcareernetwork.org and can access the BWW at bigwhitewall.us/nscn.

You must register with NSCN to be eligible for this benefit.

2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST -Limited to the first 25 participants!!!

Improve your chances of getting a new job by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! Upcoming workshops are scheduled at:

  • Brookdale CC – Dec. 9 & 10 – Contact John Radvany
  • Union CC – Dec. 13 & 14 – Contact John Radvany
  • Camden CC – Dec. 13 & 15 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Gloucester CC – Dec. 19 & 20 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Essex CC – Jan. 4 & 6 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Brookdale CC – Jan. 6 & 7 – Contact John Radvany

Candidates may also receive a phone call from the participating Colleges. Note: if email link doesn’t work, please use the first initial last name @ njworkforce.org to send an email.