Weekly Job Byte

Report: Employer Outlook 2018
We’ve all heard that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But as employers, we also know that this is the kind of good news that makes our own jobs just that extra bit tougher.

It’s not just that competition for talent is fierce. We have to contend with a lot of other things, too: whether it’s the economic ups and downs of our respective industries, or the new technologies that are transforming the workplace, leading to demand for new skills while making others obsolete. And these changes cut across every industry, even if the impact isn’t always the same.

So how are employers preparing to face these challenges as we enter 2018? We surveyed 1,000 of them to find out. Let’s take a look at the results. Read More. ​​​

What Are the Best and Worst Jobs?
One person’s “best” job may be the “worst” for someone else. Want to make the most money or have the most fun? Do you prefer a high-stress job or slower pace work with more flexibility? It all comes down to personal goals and experience

Which jobs pay the best? Here’s information on the best paying jobs including the highest paying jobs by level of education and type of position. 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.

Click HERE to view our listings. Please note that you will have to zoom in on the document to read the position information. Please note we keep job listings for 1 month. ​

Want a New Job in 2018? Get Your Game Plan Together Now
Do you ever reach the end of a year only to realize that you accomplished none of your career goals? Have you been thinking about a move to a new job for ages, but doing nothing about it? Let 2018 be the year that you take control of your future.

Stop complaining about your current job, and instead, prepare yourself for a successful job search kick-off come the New Year. Begin getting your ducks in order after Thanksgiving. Yes, you read that right. Begin focusing on your career game during the utterly insane time period between Thanksgiving and New Years. If you focus on just one step per-week, as laid out below, you should be ready to rock come January 2nd. Read More​​​

​Step 1 in the Ready To Work NJ Program – Job Readiness Workshops!

​​Improve your chances of getting a new job and complete the first step after registering (and being accepted) by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! These 2 day workshops help with resume & cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking & social media tips.

Upcoming workshops are scheduled at:​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Bergen CC – Dec. 7 & 8 – Contact Monica Rock
  • County College of Morris – Dec. 8 & 11 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Dec. 12 & 14 – Contact Monica Rock

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.