Career Services

CAREER SERVICES

JFS Career Services offers distinct programs to assist those in the community that need job training or the need to learn new skills. Each area has a different focus. Career Link, the Computer Lab and Media Center and Employer services provide wide-ranging career support to assist the unemployed, underemployed, those changing careers, new Americans and early retirees in entering or reentering the workforce. The Women’s Centers (See more information under our Services section) helps women in transition gain skills to make them more viable in the work force. 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

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

Fall is here and JFS is again offering Computer Training Classes.

Classes include:

  • Computer Basics with Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • QuickBooks

It is never too late to brush up on your skills or learn new things that can help you get ahead on your job or enable you to find a new job or help you at home.
For more information and to sign up – click here.

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.