Job services assistance for veterans available at library

The Long Branch Free Public Library and the Veterans Unit from the New Jersey Department of Labor are offering assistance to veterans seeking employment.

A representative from the Veterans Unit will be at the Long Branch Free Public Library every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2-4 p.m. Upcoming dates include March 9 and 23, and April 13 and 27.

The following help is available:

Developing a job search utilizing careerconnections.nj.gov;
Learning how to conduct an Internet job search;
Contacting employers and setting up appropriate job referrals;
Creating and proofreading a working résumé;
Obtaining DD214 or any military documents;
Obtaining VA medical and help with VA disability claims;
Referrals to housing, food, shelter and clothing if necessary.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be assisted when possible. Contact Victor Alvarado, a veteran representative, at 732-775-1566 or victor.alvarado@dol.nj.gov.