While the coronavirus pandemic has caused unemployment to skyrocket and left many people, particularly those working in service industries, suddenly without work, some organizations are hiring rapidly to meet increased demand for their services.
Enable Inc., the Roszel Road-based nonprofit that provides support and services to individuals with disabilities, is hosting an emergency hiring event on Tuesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its offices at 13 Roszel Road, Suite B110, West Windsor. Infection control and social distancing regulations will be enforced.
Enable representatives will be hiring on the spot for positions throughout the state paying between $11.85 and $17 per hour. Work involves helping to care for individuals with disabilities. Experience is preferred but not required.
Virtual Business Meetings
Wednesday May 13
10 a.m.: Sources of Funds for Small Business, Princeton SCORE. Insights into the lending process, including tips on identifying your best financing strategy, common financing mistakes in the loan process, managing business credit, and positioning your company for loan eligibility. Register. princeton.score.org.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Making the Most of COVID: How to Coach and Professionally Develop Your Team, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Presentation by Vanessa Alzate, president and CEO of East Brunswick-based Anchored Training. Register. www.mcrcc.org.
2:30 p.m.: Why Branding Matters During COVID-19 and Beyond, CMA. Virtual discussion with CMA experts Kelsey Tweedly, Lynn Powell, Ken Hitchner, and Omair Siddiqui about how to ensure your brand is consistent across marketing channels. Register. Free. www.cmasolutions.com/webinar.
Thursday May 14
10 a.m.: SCORE NJ Circle of Women Mentors Webinar. Event for women only gives business owners the opportunity to ask questions of the SCORE Mentors, share experiences, and provide a platform for support and proactive outreach. Presentation by Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, the founder of Hopewell-based nonprofit Hope Loves Company for families of those suffering from ALS. Register. princeton.score.org.
10 to 11:30 a.m.: New Program Updates for Mercer County Businesses, America’s Small Business Development Center, College of New Jersey. Webinar covering state and federal resources and details on applying for grants and SBA loans. Register via EventBrite. www.njsbdc.com.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Building Resiliency in a World Turned Upside Down, VolunteerConnect. Webinar on “Navigating Trauma and Grief During Covid-19” with Tracey Post, founder and CEO of Nassau Street-based TLP Consulting Group, LLC. Topics include the warning signs and impact of trauma and grief on the body and mind; coping mechanisms; and support resources. Register. www.volunteerconnectnj.org.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: The Business of Social Media, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Presentation by Liv Meier, account manager for Jaffe Communications. Register. www.mcrcc.org.
1 to 2 p.m.: Trenton Economic Development Program, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. Webinar featuring a panel discussion on “Career Development: Critical in this Time of Crisis.” Panelists include Merodie Hancock, Dennis Devery, and John Thurber of Thomas Edison State University and Christine Curnan of the Chamber. Register. Free. www.princetonchamber.org.
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Virtual Meeting, Mercer’s Best Toastmasters. Communications and leadership development. Guests welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation. mercersbest.toastmastersclubs.org.
Friday May 15
9:45 a.m. to noon: JobSeekers, Professional Service Group of Mercer County. Michael Goldberg of Knockout Networking presents his system for attracting more business connections. www.psgofmercercounty.org.
Noon: Strategic Survival: Doing Business During a Pandemic, Rider University. Bill Amadio, Rider professor of information systems, analytics, and supply chain management, and Mario Duckett, VP of content solutions at MetaSource, discuss data models, the future of work, and marketing during a pandemic. Register for Zoom link. www.rider.edu.
Monday May 18
6:30 p.m. How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey, Princeton SCORE. Amulya K. Garga presents a webinar on start-up options, common business structures, business plan and financial management basics, funding sources, and more. Register. Free. princeton.score.org.
Wednesday May 20
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Tips and Tools on NCATS SBIR & STTR Funding, BioNJ. Webinar on the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for researchers and entrepreneurs in translational science. Speakers include Debbie Hart of BioNJ; Judith Sheft, executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology; and Lili M. Portilla of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Register. Free. www.bionj.org.