Brookdale will host job fair on Oct. 26

Individuals who are looking for a job are invited to attend a job fair to be held 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road (Route 520), Lincroft. Job fair attendees will have access to companies seeking talented residents in every discipline, from hospitality and health care to telecommunications, computer science, finance, education and everything in between.

Dozens of local employers and employment resource organizations will be participating in the free event. No registration is required for job seekers, according to a press release.

“In addition to bringing in top employers from throughout Monmouth County, we are providing great seminars for job seekers to help them put their best foot forward and achieve financial stability while they are searching for a job,” said Amy Fitzgerald, who directs the county’s economic and work-force development initiatives.

During the job fair, a seminar titled “Seven Secrets for Successful Job Search” will be presented by Patricia Licata of the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources. The session will begin at 4:30 p.m. To register, call the county’s One-Stop Career Center at 732-683-2111. The career center is also offering three other career development workshops in advance of the job fair to help job seekers prepare for the event.

The event is sponsored by the Monmouth County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources, Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board and Monmouth-Ocean Development Council.

The county offers ongoing job services at its One-Stop Career Center in Eatontown. In particular, the Fort Monmouth Resource Center has services available to job seekers and to workers who will be displaced with the impending September 2011 closing of the fort.

To obtain additional information or to register as a participating employer, call 732-683-8850, ext. 3771, or send an email to lawrence.sternbach@dol.state.nj.us.