Career Fair Offers Construction Job Opportunities At NJ Wind Port

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

SALEM, N.J. — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is holding a job fair on Wednesday, December 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Hall in Salem.

The event is to provide an opportunity for students, parents, and residents to explore careers as a union carpenter, electrician, laborer, operating engineer, plumber, and more.

Job seekers will be able meet trade union representatives who are filling spots in training programs that lead to high-paying jobs. They will also have the opportunity to learn about jobs at the New jersey Wind Port.

The New Jersey Wind Port will be in Alloway Creek. According to the NJEDA, the “port will help New Jersey reach our 100 percent clean energy goals, fulfill our commitment of 7.5 GW of offshore wind energy, and accelerate the clean energy economy.” NJEDA estimates the project will cost $300 to $400 million.

There will also be multiple factors located at the port to build necessary components for offshore wind turbines. Once completed, the Authority says the port will support up to 1,500 permanent, high -quality manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs.

No registration is necessary to attend the job fair. Mount Zion Baptist Church Hall is located at 437 Grieves Parkway in Salem. For more information, contact the main county offices at 856-935-7510.

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