New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Careers in Utilities Week

October 14 – 18 recognizes the public utility workforce in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the statewide trade association for the investor-owned utilities, and its 14 member companies are recognizing the third week in October, the 14 to the 18, as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.

In an effort to promote the various career opportunities that exist in the utility industry, NJUA is hosting a Utility Job and Career Fair in partnership with Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo on Monday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer, located at Mercer County Community College.

At the event, which is free and open to the public, representatives from NJUA member companies Aqua, Jersey Central Power & Light/A FirstEnergy Company, Middlesex Water Company, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Resources and PSE&G, 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.

“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 the utility field,” said Tom Churchelow, Esq. Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs. “New Jersey’s residents and businesses depend on utilities to provide service to natural gas, electric, water, wastewater and telecommunications around the clock. It’s crucial we have a skilled workforce in place today and as we look toward the future.”

New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week coincides with the Center for Energy Workforce Development’s Careers in Energy Week and was developed to raise awareness of the job opportunities in the utility industry, as well their importance to our communities, state and nation. It also serves as a way 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 infrastructure that serve New Jersey residents and businesses 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year.

“A talented, educated workforce ensures that residents and businesses across the state have access to the utility services we all rely on. We hope those interested in these careers recognize that working for a utility is not just a job. Instead, it’s a rewarding and challenging career choice, with endless opportunities and a direct impact on our state,” 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 wonderful opportunity to remind people about the employment opportunities provided by the Garden State’s utility companies and to recognize the hardworking men and women who operate our critical infrastructure each and every day.”

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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