Career Services

CAREER SERVICES

JFS Career and Women’s Centers offer wide-ranging career services to assist the unemployed, underemployed, those changing careers, women in transition, new Americans and early retires in entering or reentering the workforce.  The centers offer evaluation, assessment and training. Services are provided in a culturally sensitive manner to all individuals regardless of race, age, gender, ethnic origins, religious preferences, socio-economic status or sexual orientation. If you or someone in the community can benefit from these comprehensive services, call 732-777-1940/609-395-7979 or email office@jfsmiddlesex.org.

Career Link (Joel Gensler Career Center)

All-inclusive career assistance is provided by our individual career counseling services which assist job seekers in assessing career interests, identifying skills, understanding transferable skills, and developing job search techniques for the changing job market. Job seekers participating in Career Link services have access to computer training classes and open lab time to perform a job search. Job search workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. These workshops are free to all clients and are open to the general public.

Career Link services include:

  • Career interest testing and interpretation
  • Career counseling
  • Career planning
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking
  • Job seekers group
  • Career workshops
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Computer training

Click here for Computer Training Schedule

The Computer Lab And Media Center

The Computer Lab and Media Center offers state-of-the-art equipment to provide computer training classes to agency clients and the general community. Modern hardware and software plus qualified instructors mixed with a comfortable community setting equal a great learning experience.

The lab has spacious student workstations as well as an instructor-led presentation station to maximize the training experience and facilitate the group learning process. Beginner computer classes are offered in small groups or with one-on-one instruction to assist job seekers with limited knowledge of the computer and its basic functions such as powering up the computer, using the mouse and keyboarding.

Amenities include:

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Microsoft Office 2013 applications
  • Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2015
  • Mavis Beacon 8 keyboarding program
  • Class instruction in Beginner Computer, Keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Intuit QuickBooks
  • Open lab schedule to practice computer applications
  • Access to the Internet for job search and completing online applications
  • Instruction on Social Media and registration assistance
  • Access to a printer, copier and fax machine for job search

Click this link for:   Computer Class Policy   For information regarding upcoming classes or to register, call – 732.777.1940

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center assists women experiencing major transitions, with focus especially on displaced homemakers – women who are separated, divorced, widowed, or living with a disabled spouse or partner.

Located in a warm, confidential setting, the JFS Women’s Center works to help participants gain personal and economic self-sufficiency. The commitment to helping women reach their goals is achieved through job readiness training, education, networking, outreach and referrals to other agency services as needed.

Free services include educational counseling, career planning and assessment, job readiness/job search training, life skills workshops, financial management along with computer classes, resume’ writing and more.

WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce: know your rights
  • In-demand careers for women
  • Time management
  • Networking
  • Social media for job search
  • Balancing work and family
  • Stress Management

Join the JFS Women’s Support Group help each Monday at our Milltown office from 11am – 12:30pm.

The Women’s Center is funded by the NJ Department of Children and Families, the Division on Women.

Employer Services

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County has a no-cost referral service to businesses seeking to increase their workforce. Through the Joel Gensler Career Center employers can gain access to well-trained, productive job seekers who are ready and motivated to work.

The benefits of partnering with JFS include access to dependable workers, ongoing employee support services, a diverse workforce, and determining eligibility for tax credits.  Companies can post job opportunities with JFS or schedule a recruitment event at JFS offices.