BRIDGEWATER – PSGCNJ recently helped its 800th unemployed professional go back to work, another milestone for the independent employment community.
“Our programs allows unemployed professionals the unique opportunity to keep their skills current, so when the economy is ready, they will be ready to go back to work,” said PSGCNJ Executive Director Kenneth Hitchner. “As the economy gets better, so does our organization.”
Last month, PSGCNJ set another monthly record as it confirmed that 19 members went back into the workforce during the 31 days of July. Since Jan. 1, 2013, the organization has helped 100 unemployed go back to work, compared to 59 during 2012.
The 800 ‘landings’ came from years of effort, spanning from June 2008, when the State of New Jersey created the Professional Service Group program with 11 chapters throughout the state. The State cut the program in May 2012, when its members turned it into a nonprofit organization.
PSGCNJ is an independent employment community that puts unemployed professionals back to work through educational and workforce development programs that include networking, support, and employer-outreach services. Currently, the nonprofit is awaiting tax-exempt status.
The nonprofit primarily serves six counties in New Jersey: Somerset, Morris, Middlesex, Union, Mercer and Hunterdon.
Although the organization offers free membership and free programs, it does ask for donations to support its mission. Please visit PSGCNJ.org and click on the Give Now button.