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Job Readiness Program Offers Hope and Help

"Thanks for the support and guidance I have received in these past few months from the Center for Women. People come into our lives when they are needed and we are not always sure of their purpose. I am forever grateful to have landed on the doorstep of your organization as it held me up when I did not think I could stand any longer. The Center has lifted my spirits and validated for me my worthiness and sameness of so many in similar situations. The Center provided a place, resources and counseling for me at a time when I was still reeling from the shock of having been laid off and unable to secure satisfying work.

We explored job opportunities, strategies, volunteering, writing my book, going back to school and entrepreneurial venues. I participated in the PowerPoint classes and the LinkedIn seminar offered at the Center which I found to be valuable and hope to use in my next position.

I look forward to future opportunities to work with the Center and give back to an organization that does so much for so many."


  • Do you want to work individually with someone who understands your needs?
  • Do you need help planning your career journey to meet your goals?

The JOB READINESS program offers career guidance to women who are preparing to enter or re-enter the workforce. This program is designed specifically for displaced homemakers* (women, who are separated, widowed, divorced, or whose spouse has become disabled or deployed in the military). The program provides individualized career planning, resume writing and interview skills, job placement assistance and career clothing for interviews. This program is partially funded by a grant from the State of NJ, Division on Women.

*If you are not a displaced homemaker, please click here for CAREER QUEST which offers similar services to all other women.


You must be a client of the Center for Women to attend these monthly meetings. Preregistration is appreciated. For more information, email: CENTERFORWOMEN@NCJWESSEX.ORG.

job clubJob Club - Participants are welcome to attend our monthly informational session which provides an opportunity to learn from professionals speaking about timely job readiness topics and share with others the challenges and new opportunities relating to the job search.

Call for meeting dates and time.

Career Xings - Participants are welcome to attend a monthly support group, led by a trained facilitator that encourages women experiencing similar feelings to help each other navigate a path towards achieving their goals.

Call for meeting dates and time.

There is a modest fee for some programs. Fees are waived for displaced homemakers.

The following services are available:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Job search strategies and resources
  • Job placement assistance
  • Information on continuing education and training programs
  • Myers-Briggs type indicator and other career assessment tools

If you are interested in participating in our Job Readiness Program, Please call 973-994-4994 or email us at CENTERFORWOMEN@NCJWESSEX.ORG.

There are many meaningful volunteer opportunities at the Center for Women to learn more about them click on the VOLUNTEERING tab.