It's been two years since the job seekers group Neighbors helping Neighbors first launched and now there are hundreds who have success stories to share.
The job seekers network, which was founded by River Edge resident John R. Fugazzie and now has a presence in towns all over North Jersey, marks its two-year anniversary Friday. Jan. 25 with a special anniversary event at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton which all are welcome to attend. Admission is free.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors started out with one group led by Fugazzie at the River Edge Library and now there are meetings held at libraries all over the state as well as recently branching out into Boston, Mass. NHN meets every Tuesday at the Oradell Library, 1pm and Thursdays in River Edge, 7pm.
"It is hard to believe it is now a year since the NhN's first anniversary which we held in the Ridgewood Library Auditorium," founder John Fugazzie said. "Last year we had 200 people attend. At that time we had 320 members and 37 success stories and now in January 2013 we have over 1200 members and 232 success stories."
The event will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and will feature various guest speakers many of whom are members who have since found jobs thanks to the NhN network.
Fugazzie, founder and president will open the event sharing his own story and address how the network has grown with more than 1150 members and 242 success stories.
Other speakers include:
- Ben Seigel is Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D., - President and CEO of Transition to Green
- Tom Toronto - President of Bergen County United Way
- Cynthia Clark - President of Career Quest Coaching Inc.
- Abby Kohut - Absolutely Abby - President of Staffing Symphony, LLC
Visit the Neighbors Helping Neighbors website to register.