Job Hunting Counseling

Fresh Start @ Your Library

Fresh Start @ Your Library is a statewide library reentry program that is focused on reconnecting returning citizens with their communities. Services include referrals to employment opportunities, skills training, GED preparation and job fairs. Click on the link for more information and a list of participating libraries.  

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John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

New Start Career Network

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development provides free web-based and coaching services to long-term unemployed older workers. As of late March, the Heldrich Center is also providing these services to workers who have become unemployed due to Coronavirus. . The resources of the New Start Career Network include webinars, and tips on coping with unemployment, getting help, looking for jobs, changing careers, preparing resumes, as well as  support groups.   For more information, email

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One Stop Career Center

The One Stop Career Centers are closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Training, counseling and workshops are available virtually. Contact the Workforce Development Bureau at 732-745-4588 for help with your job search or visit the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development at to sign up for services. 

Office of Workforce Development
550 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Employment/Re-Employment Services

Training Opportunities


The One Stop Career Center offers free, self-directed materials and group workshops.  A staff member is available to answer your questions and provide career guidance.  Visit Middlesex County’s One-Stop Career Center Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  You will find career help in these areas:

  • Basic computer and email
  • Resume development
  • Internet navigation and job search guidance         
  • Basic interviewing techniques      
  • Occupational Training
  • Adult basic education and GED preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Workforce readiness credential
  • Assistance with unemployment insurance and filing disability claims
  • Self-employment assistance program

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Workforce Development

Find out how to gain access to training programs and other services provided by our One Stop Career Centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Out of School Youth (ages 16-24) can find the latest information on career exploration, labor market information, job opportunities, literacy classes, and training programs.

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