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

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 third annual Utility Job and Career Fair on Monday, November 13 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 PSE&G, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Resources, South Jersey Industries, Elizabethtown Gas, SUEZ, Jersey Central Power & Light/A FirstEnergy Company and Orange & Rockland Utilities, 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 qualified workforce and a strong pipeline of talent is imperative as New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities work to ensure residents and businesses across New Jersey have access to the natural gas, electric, water, wastewater and telecommunications we all rely on,” 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 New Jerseyans who may be interested in exploring a career utility sector.”

“As baby boomers age and retire, the energy and utility industry must find the next generation of workers to keep our critical infrastructure operational,” said Mary Patricia Keefe, chairperson of NJUA’s board of directors and vice president of external affairs and business support for Elizabethtown Gas. “The career paths that exist in New Jersey’s public utilities are limitless and range from line workers to service technicians and mechanics, from customer service representatives to engineers. With the appropriate education and training, workers can find a variety of challenging opportunities in our industry.”

In addition to hosting the Utility Job and Career Fair to highlight the opportunities available in the industry, NJUA, along with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and a number of NJUA member companies, celebrated New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week from October 16-20. 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 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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