Five Ocean County Library Branches to Offer Job Search Assistance

Ocean County Library will connect residents at five of its branches with career guidance and job search assistance using New Jersey’s new Career Connections website beginning in September.

Job seekers and people who need career guidance can meet with a librarian for individual appointments to navigate the new website, www.careerconnections.nj.gov . It provides access to tools that can assist a person in selecting the right career, create a resume, develop networking and job search strategies, and land a new job.

For an appointment call the reference desk at the following branches:

Jackson, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.

Lakewood, 301 Lexington Avenue, 732-363-1435.

Little Egg Harbor, 290 Mathistown Road, 609-294-1197. Appointments are available Fridays, Sept. 2, 9 and 30.

Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, 732-657-7600. Appointments are available Saturday, Sept. 3.

Toms River, 101 Washington Street. 732-349-6200. Appointments are available Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The program is made possible by a $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Work Force Development.

The state’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services will also offer career counseling and vocational training for people with disabilities 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday September 27 at the Manchester branch. Register for an appointment.