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NJEDA Career Fair

DISCOVER a CAREER in construction!

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4-7pm
Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church Hall, 437 Grieves Parkway, Salem NJ, 08079

A free event that provides an opportunity for students, parents, and residents to explore careers as a union carpenter, electrician, laborer, operating engineer, plumber & more!

Job Seekers

  • Free to attend.
  • Learn about job opportunities at the New Jersey Wind Port.
  • Meet trade union representatives who are filling spots in training programs that lead to high-paying jobs.
  • Parking available & NJTransit Bus 468 (Pennsgrove – Salem – Woodstown)

No need to register! Come out and learn how to get started.

FREE Pizza & Refreshments

NJEDA Career Fair - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4-7pm

PSEG Jobs for Veterans

PSEG Vets Logo

PSEG Job openings around the state…

Note that these openings will expire 10 business days from Thursday, Nov. 18.

Service apprentice
Location: New Brunswick, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68884
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Under general supervision in the field, installs meters, service regulators, appliances and associated piping; maintains gas installations and appliances; carries through assignments, at times with the assistance of employees of equal or lesser grade; under general supervision in the shop, does other service department work.

Utility mechanic apprentice
Location: Clifton, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68673
Job function/category: Laborers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Construction/laborer employees are members of the Gas Distribution department. Work includes constructing, operating, maintaining and repairing gas facilities. The use of jackhammer, tamping and digging equipment is essential to this job. This is a safety-sensitive position; DOT testing is required. Safe driving record required. Must obtain a Class A driver’s license within one year of date of hire.

Division mechanic assistant
Location: Lawrenceville, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68865
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Performs minor work required in the construction, operation and maintenance of the underground transmission and distribution plant.

Lineman / Linewoman
Location: Moorestown, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68864
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: After becoming qualified through acquired experience and training, the individual will perform the work required in the construction, operation, maintenance and removal of transmission and distribution lines on wood poles, including work on iron poles, isolated towers and mats or vaults, which may be energized but not above 13 kV primary distribution voltage. Check general operation of assigned vehicle and associated equipment.

Toys For Tots Collection Sites

Toys for Tots Collection Site

Salem County Detachment Marine Corps League, the local official TOYS FOR TOTS sponsors for Salem County has donation boxes in many locations throughout Salem County. Last year 2020 we distributed 3,348 toys to 778 children in our area. We have lost one of our biggest corporate sponsors and as we all know the supply of many goods and products is minimal. Some families will have a hard

time providing for their children this year and we will do our best with donations to help in this effort along with our community groups and non profits that help distribute the toys and local businesses throughout the county that support us. I will list locations where donation boxes are located. You can drop off toys and also support these businesses. You can find more info about donating and applying for toys at www.toysfortots.org

The donations we receive stay in Salem County.

Locations:

Pennsville:

  • Hunter Truck
  • Nova Care
  • Verizon
  • Franklin Bank Dr Bober
  • Xkeys Therapy Community Hardware Boston Therapy Pennsville National Bank Dollar General
  • New Jersey Fitness

Salem:

  • Quinton Sportsmans Club Niblocks
  • Salem County Warehouse
  • Salem Cnty ADMIN BLDG
  • Salem Cnty Sherriff Office
  • Salem Prosecuters Office
  • Salem Book Mobile Franklin Bank
  • Hitchners

Woodstown: 

  • Salem VoTech Great Clips
  • Classic Nails S&J Trucking Town&Country Pro
  • Carneys Point
  • Hair;em
  • Pennsville National Bank Riggins oil
  • Sakima

Pennsville Nat Bank in Woodstow, Elmer, Pedrictown

2021 Salem County Veterans and Families Picnic

Saturday, September 25, 2021
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

DOWNLOAD the Registration Form & Flier

Penns Grove VFW
100 Margaret Street
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
VIEW ON MAP

  • Meet up with fellow Veterans and their families!
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Food service 12:00—2:30 pm
  • Entertainment / Music
  • VA Informational Booths
  • Drop off for worn / old U.S. Flags for proper disposal
  • Marines Toys for Tots will be accepting donations
  • Grandpop’s Army / Navy store will be on site

Any questions, contact: Salem County Veterans Affairs Office  – (856) 935-7510, ext. 8603

Sponsored by:

  • Salem County Commissioners
  • Salem County Veterans Affairs Office
  • and the generous donations from our sponsor companies!

Information Booth at the Salem County Fair

Salem County Veterans Services will have an information booth at the Salem County Fair:

August 3-6, 2021

Representatives for many of the services offered will be there, including:

  • Veterans Center
  • VA Hospital
  • VA Suicide Prevention

Be sure to stop by to see us!

Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ 08098

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Date & Time: June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm

Location: Salem County Veterans’ Cemetery – 719 Route 45 Pilesgrove, NJ

In conjunction with VFW Post #253 in Salem, we will again properly dispose of U.S. Flags in poor condition.

Flags can also be dropped off anytime in the bin designated for them in the Directory Building at the cemetery.

Veterans Services

Serving Our Heroes

110 Fifth Street, Salem NJ 08079

856-339-8603 (Main)
609-774-7450 (Cell)
856-878-4639 (Fax)
(Email)

Business Hours

Mon – Fri from 8:30am – 3:30pm
Appointments recommended to assure availability.

Veterans Crisis Line

One call can make a difference.

Veterans Crisis Line

NJEDA Career Fair

DISCOVER a CAREER in construction!

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4-7pm
Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church Hall, 437 Grieves Parkway, Salem NJ, 08079

A free event that provides an opportunity for students, parents, and residents to explore careers as a union carpenter, electrician, laborer, operating engineer, plumber & more!

Job Seekers

  • Free to attend.
  • Learn about job opportunities at the New Jersey Wind Port.
  • Meet trade union representatives who are filling spots in training programs that lead to high-paying jobs.
  • Parking available & NJTransit Bus 468 (Pennsgrove – Salem – Woodstown)

No need to register! Come out and learn how to get started.

FREE Pizza & Refreshments

NJEDA Career Fair - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4-7pm

PSEG Jobs for Veterans

PSEG Vets Logo

PSEG Job openings around the state…

Note that these openings will expire 10 business days from Thursday, Nov. 18.

Service apprentice
Location: New Brunswick, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68884
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Under general supervision in the field, installs meters, service regulators, appliances and associated piping; maintains gas installations and appliances; carries through assignments, at times with the assistance of employees of equal or lesser grade; under general supervision in the shop, does other service department work.

Utility mechanic apprentice
Location: Clifton, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68673
Job function/category: Laborers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Construction/laborer employees are members of the Gas Distribution department. Work includes constructing, operating, maintaining and repairing gas facilities. The use of jackhammer, tamping and digging equipment is essential to this job. This is a safety-sensitive position; DOT testing is required. Safe driving record required. Must obtain a Class A driver’s license within one year of date of hire.

Division mechanic assistant
Location: Lawrenceville, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68865
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: Performs minor work required in the construction, operation and maintenance of the underground transmission and distribution plant.

Lineman / Linewoman
Location: Moorestown, N.J.
Requisition ID: 68864
Job function/category: Craft workers
Employment type: Non-exempt full-time
Summary: After becoming qualified through acquired experience and training, the individual will perform the work required in the construction, operation, maintenance and removal of transmission and distribution lines on wood poles, including work on iron poles, isolated towers and mats or vaults, which may be energized but not above 13 kV primary distribution voltage. Check general operation of assigned vehicle and associated equipment.

Toys For Tots Collection Sites

Toys for Tots Collection Site

Salem County Detachment Marine Corps League, the local official TOYS FOR TOTS sponsors for Salem County has donation boxes in many locations throughout Salem County. Last year 2020 we distributed 3,348 toys to 778 children in our area. We have lost one of our biggest corporate sponsors and as we all know the supply of many goods and products is minimal. Some families will have a hard

time providing for their children this year and we will do our best with donations to help in this effort along with our community groups and non profits that help distribute the toys and local businesses throughout the county that support us. I will list locations where donation boxes are located. You can drop off toys and also support these businesses. You can find more info about donating and applying for toys at www.toysfortots.org

The donations we receive stay in Salem County.

Locations:

Pennsville:

  • Hunter Truck
  • Nova Care
  • Verizon
  • Franklin Bank Dr Bober
  • Xkeys Therapy Community Hardware Boston Therapy Pennsville National Bank Dollar General
  • New Jersey Fitness

Salem:

  • Quinton Sportsmans Club Niblocks
  • Salem County Warehouse
  • Salem Cnty ADMIN BLDG
  • Salem Cnty Sherriff Office
  • Salem Prosecuters Office
  • Salem Book Mobile Franklin Bank
  • Hitchners

Woodstown: 

  • Salem VoTech Great Clips
  • Classic Nails S&J Trucking Town&Country Pro
  • Carneys Point
  • Hair;em
  • Pennsville National Bank Riggins oil
  • Sakima

Pennsville Nat Bank in Woodstow, Elmer, Pedrictown

2021 Salem County Veterans and Families Picnic

Saturday, September 25, 2021
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

DOWNLOAD the Registration Form & Flier

Penns Grove VFW
100 Margaret Street
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
VIEW ON MAP

  • Meet up with fellow Veterans and their families!
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Food service 12:00—2:30 pm
  • Entertainment / Music
  • VA Informational Booths
  • Drop off for worn / old U.S. Flags for proper disposal
  • Marines Toys for Tots will be accepting donations
  • Grandpop’s Army / Navy store will be on site

Any questions, contact: Salem County Veterans Affairs Office  – (856) 935-7510, ext. 8603

Sponsored by:

  • Salem County Commissioners
  • Salem County Veterans Affairs Office
  • and the generous donations from our sponsor companies!

Information Booth at the Salem County Fair

Salem County Veterans Services will have an information booth at the Salem County Fair:

August 3-6, 2021

Representatives for many of the services offered will be there, including:

  • Veterans Center
  • VA Hospital
  • VA Suicide Prevention

Be sure to stop by to see us!

Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ 08098

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Date & Time: June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm

Location: Salem County Veterans’ Cemetery – 719 Route 45 Pilesgrove, NJ

In conjunction with VFW Post #253 in Salem, we will again properly dispose of U.S. Flags in poor condition.

Flags can also be dropped off anytime in the bin designated for them in the Directory Building at the cemetery.

Salem County – Veterans Events 2021

September 25

VETERANS’ PICNIC
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Penns Grove VFW – Margaret Street, Penns Grove NJ

September 30

VETERANS’ DINNER
6:00 pm Sharp
Salem Community College – DuPont Field House
Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point NJ

November 4

SALEM COUNTY MEDAL CEREMONY
6:00 pm Sharp
Salem Community College – Davidow Theater
Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point NJ

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations for Veterans of All Ages

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations for Veterans of All Ages Enrolled in VA Health Care at Wilmington VA Medical Center Campus March 24-26.

Wilmington VA Medical Center will be offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care, regardless of age, at our main medical center location in Wilmington March 24 – 26.

  • Location: Wilmington VAMC, 1601 Kirkwood Highway (Auditorium on ground floor), Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Days/Times: Wednesday, March 24 – Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our preference is for Veterans to schedule appointments by calling 302-633-5200 or through the VA Health Chat Application, but walk-ins will be accepted during the identified times.

Enrolled Veterans will be vaccinated based upon vaccine availability. Veterans may experience fluctuating wait times based upon demand, and if unable to get vaccinated that day, we will work to schedule Veterans for a future appointment.

Veterans must bring their VA ID to verify VA enrollment.

Vaccinations at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware (Kent and Sussex counties) and southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties) are still by scheduled appointment only.

Stay Informed
We will continue to post routine updates around our operating status, getting care and COVID-19 information on our website and on our social media channels @WilmingtonVAMC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wilmington VA Medical Center Update

Wilmington VA Medical Center expanded its COVID-19 vaccination eligibility requirements to include Veterans enrolled in VA health care who are aged 55 years and older. Eligibility Requirements During this initial phase of limited supply, our facilities are offering vaccinations to the following categories of Veterans receiving care through Wilmington VA Medical Center or one of our clinics in Delaware and southern New Jersey:

  1. Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care at Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey, AND
  2. Veteran must be 55 years or older, OR
  3. Enrolled Veteran has underlying health conditions that puts him or her at higher risk. Veteran should speak with his or her primary care team.

Scheduling Appointments by Phone or Health Chat Eligible Veterans can now call 302-633-5200 to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Over-the-phone scheduling is available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Due to high-call volume, we ask that Veterans call back between the scheduled times if they are unable to get through on initial attempts. Veterans who have signed up for VA Health Chat, can use the application to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Walk-in Availability at the Medical Center Campus in Wilmington Wilmington VA Medical Center will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics for eligible Veterans (meeting the eligibility requirements above) at the main medical center location in Wilmington on Thursdays and Fridays in March. Eligible Veterans are encouraged to schedule appointments, but there will be limited availability for unscheduled walk-in vaccinations.

  • Dates/Time: March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26  Walk-ins are available: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wilmington VA Medical Center (Ground Floor/Auditorium Entrance),

1601 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805 Veterans who receive the vaccination, need to be committed to returning to the medical center21 days later to receive their second dose of the vaccination. If you are an eligible Veteran and cannot get a walk-in vaccination, we schedule you for a future vaccination appointment (sometimes as soon as the next day). Additional Information For more information on the Wilmington VA Medical Center COVID-19 vaccine program, eligibility and enrollment questions and frequently asked questions, visit our webpage.

Call-in COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling at Wilmington VA Medical Center

Now Available: Call-in COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling at Wilmington VA Medical Center

Veterans receiving health care at Wilmington VA Medical Center or one of our five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey who meet the criteria below can now schedule appointments over the phone.

COVID-19 Vaccination Criteria
During this initial phase of limited supply, our facilities are offering vaccinations by appointment only to the following categories of Veterans receiving care through VA:

1. Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care at Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey, AND
2. Veteran must be 65 years or older, OR
3. Enrolled Veteran has underlying health conditions that puts him or her at higher risk. Veteran should speak with his or her primary care team.

Scheduling Appointments
Eligible Veterans can now call 302-633-5200 to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Over-the-phone scheduling is available Monday – Friday- from B a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
We will do our best to schedule appointments with Veterans who meet the above criteria when they call in, but due to high-call volume, we ask that Veterans call back between the scheduled times if they are unable to get through on initial attempts.

Veterans Services

Serving Our Heroes

110 Fifth Street, Salem NJ 08079

856-339-8603 (Main)
609-774-7450 (Cell)
856-878-4639 (Fax)
(Email)

Business Hours

Mon – Fri from 8:30am – 3:30pm
Appointments recommended to assure availability.

Veterans Crisis Line

One call can make a difference.

Veterans Crisis Line

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