Hudson County Community College Invites Businesses to Boost Their Visibility at April Job Fair

Posted: 1/26/2018
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

January 24, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – In the digital age of business development, face-to-face communication through job fairs continues to be one of the best and most inexpensive ways for companies to recruit top talent, and the benefits are plentiful. A job fair improves brand awareness and public relations, and assists in the hiring process. It supplies opportunities to gain access to dozens of candidates in just a few hours. In-person communications with potential hires at job fairs provides the chance for initial screenings before first rounds of company interviews.

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has scheduled the 2nd annual Job Fair on Tuesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City.  All size companies are invited to participate.  The event will be open not only to HCCC students and graduates seeking employment, but also to the entire community. Last year’s Hudson County Community College Job Fair attracted more than 1,000 job seekers and 90 companies. 

The 2017 HCCC Job Fair participating companies represented healthcare, education, banking and finance, insurance, logistics, computer programming, retail sales, social services, technology, real estate, U.S. armed forces, and STEM were among 90 vendors.  They included New York Life Insurance Company, Mack-Cali Realty, Whole Foods, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Newark, AmeriCorps VISTA, Accredited Health Services, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, WomenRising, PSE&G, Flyte Tyme Limo, Immigrants United Federation, and Quality Freight Management.

Company registration for the College’s April 2018 Job Fair is $75 until April 16, and $100 for on-site registration. To be included in the printed program booklet, companies must be registered no later than March 23.  Amenities include a recruitment table, wireless access, private employer lounge with breakfast and lunch for two representatives, and one complimentary parking space at Impark Parking Garage, 130 Sip Avenue (directly across the street from the HCCC Culinary Conference Center; additional parking is available at $15 per vehicle.)

The HCCC Office of Career Development offers these tips to optimize a company’s experience:

  • Provide a presentation that job seekers would not already see on your company’s website.  
  • Bring a list of all open positions in your company.
  • Don’t limit yourself. If you represent a finance company, for example, don’t just seek finance professionals.
  • Bring a laptop to offer job seekers a virtual tour of your company and its culture. This is your chance to make your company shine and recruit the right individuals.

For more information and to register for the HCCC 2018 Job Fair, call the HCCC Career Development office at 201-360-4184 or email career@hccc.edu