As part of their year and a half birthday celebration, the River Edge-based Neighbors Helping Neighbors job seekers support group hosted their first annual barbeque and networking event at this past weekend.
To date, the group has 146 success stories of helping its members locate employment and branch out into 20 weekly library programs with plans to expand into five additional locations in the coming months.
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. (NhN) is a peer-led volunteer support and networking group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvigorating their job search. Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re entering the job market, struggling small business owners and retirees looking for part-time or volunteer work. It was founded by John R. Fugazzie and started in River Edge on January 27, 2011 and fosters “pay it forward” model.