In an effort to promote the various career opportunities that exist in the utility industry, the New Jersey Utilities Association and Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo are hosting a utility job and career fair on Monday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer, located at Mercer County Community College.

NJUA member companies including PSE&G, Atlantic City Electric, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, Middlesex Water, United Water, Rockland Electric Company, South Jersey Gas, and Jersey Central Power & Light, 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.

The Conference Center at Mercer is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. For more information, contact Assemblyman DeAngelo’s office at asmdeangelo@njleg.org or 609-631-7501. The event is free and open to the public.

“As current employees retire, it’s critical that a future generation is trained, educated and in place to maintain this vital industry that serves as the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Andrew Hendry, president and CEO of NJUA. “NJUA and our member utility companies recognize the value of a talented and educated workforce.”

The job fair culminates the New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week, which coincides with the Center for Energy and Workforce Development’s Careers in Energy Week. The week was developed to raise awareness of the job opportunities in the investor-owned public utilities, which employ more than 28,000 men and women.

“From the billions of dollars in infrastructure to the millions of dollars in taxes contributed to the economy, the services provided by the public utilities keep clean water flowing, the lights on, the phones working and the heat running in homes and businesses across the state — but what keeps the utilities operating are the thousands of hard-working New Jersey residents behind the scenes,” said Vince Maione, chairman of NJUA’s board of directors and president of Atlantic City Electric Company.

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