Job Seeker Support Group Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a national network of support groups for those looking for work celebrates two years of bringing people together in common cause Friday.
The group, which meets every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Hiawatha branch of the Parsippany Free Public Library, gathers at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton, 650 Terrace Ave., Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for “Two Years and Counting…,” an anniversary celebration.
Founded by John R. Fugazzie in the River Edge Library in Bergen County on Jan. 27, 2011, the group now boasts 26 weekly meetings in eight New Jersey counties and now in Boston.
Fugazzie said the free, volunteer-led job-search support and networking organization has helped more than 230 professionals find career opportunities.
"It is hard to believe it is now a year since the NhN's first anniversary, which we held inRidgewood Library Auditorium," said Fugazzie. "Last year we had 200 people attend our first ever full membership group meeting at the Ridgewood library. At that time we had 320 members and 37 success stories...
"Now, in January 2013, we have over 1,200 members and 232 success stories."
Speakers at Friday's event include Ben Seigel, deputy director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor; Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D., president and CEO of Transition to Green and Cynthia Clark, president of Career Quest Coaching Inc.
Seats are still available for this free event. To register, head to www.nhnusa.org.