Fourth Annual Utility Job and Career Fair Highlights Employment Opportunities in the Utility Industry

New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week Celebrated October 15 – 19

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the statewide trade association for the investor-owned utilities, in partnership with Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo, chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, will host the fourth annual Utility Job and Career Fair on Monday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer, located at Mercer County College.

The job fair, which is free and open to the public, aims to promote various career opportunities at all levels in the utility industry. Representatives from NJUA member companies including Aqua, Atlantic City Electric, Elizabethtown Gas, Jersey Central Power & Light/A FirstEnergy Company, Middlesex Water Company, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Resources, PS&EG, South Jersey Gas, South Jersey Industries and SUEZ, as well as many non-utility organizations will be on hand to accept resumes, answer questions and provide information about careers and related educational programs in the utility and trade businesses.

“A strong workforce is critical to maintaining safe and reliable utility service for New Jersey’s residents and businesses. Many careers in the utility field offer stable employment and with nearly 50 percent of the nation’s energy workforce nearing retirement age, it’s even more important that our utilities have access to a well-trained and qualified labor pool,” said Andrew Hendry, president and CEO of NJUA. “We are proud to work with Assemblyman DeAngelo and our member companies to offer this opportunity to candidates who may be interested in exploring a career in this field.”

In addition to hosting the Utility Job and Career Fair, NJUA, along with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and a number of NJUA member companies, are celebrating New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week from October 15-19. The week, which coincides with Center for Energy and Workforce Development’s Careers in Energy Week, also serves to acknowledge the more than 38,000 service-minded men and women employed by the State’s investor-owned public utilities who maintain, operate, and support the critical infrastructure that services New Jersey residents and businesses 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year.

“The occupations that exist in New Jersey’s public utilities are limitless and are often more than a job, but a rewarding career choice. With the appropriate education and training, workers can find a variety of challenging opportunities in our industry,” said Jim Fakult, chairman of NJUA’s Board of Directors and president of Jersey Central Power & Light. “New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week is a great way to highlight the employment opportunities that exist while recognizing the hardworking men and women who operate our critical infrastructure and underscoring the role the public utilities play in our state’s economy.”

The Conference Center at Mercer is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. For more information about the Utility Job and Career Fair, please contact Assemblyman DeAngelo’s office at asmdeangelo@njleg.org or (609) 631-7501.

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