Green Jobs Networking Fair

New Jersey’s First Green Jobs Networking Fair on May 21 to Connect Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs with Green Business Opportunities


Free Expo is Part of Three-Day Green Ventures Conference at FDU, May 19-21

Madison, NJ (April 29, 2009) — At a time of mounting job losses and financial uncertainty,  more and more New Jerseyans are looking to shift their careers into the new “green collar” economy.  Job seekers and entrepreneurs will have a chance to learn about many of the sustainable initiatives that are emerging throughout the State – and network with leaders of these businesses – at New Jersey’s first Green Jobseekers Networking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Fair, Thursday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ.  The event is free and open to the public.

Engineering firms, contracting companies, renewable energy companies, government agencies, major non-profits, and recruiters have been invited to exchange ideas with talented, energetic and committed individuals who are looking for work and new opportunities.  

The networking program caps off the second annual Green Ventures Conference, May 19-21, hosted by FDU’s Sustainable Business Incubator in association with NJIT and the Morris County Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

“The goal of the Green Jobs session is to inspire people to shape and participate in new ventures and partnerships that are driving the new green economy,” according to Conference chair Jonathan Cloud, director of the Sustainable Business Incubator.  “It’s a resource for anyone seeking to develop projects, discuss solutions and launch new initiatives.”

Beyond the networking session, participants in the three-day Green Ventures Conference will have additional opportunities to make connections and explore today’s most pressing issues related to sustainable business and the economy.  More than 20 panels will address topics ranging from sustainable food and construction to socially responsible investing to government programs and policy. Participants may also join a series of action learning workshops featuring practical insight on transitioning to green careers, creating new business models, and community sustainability, among other topics.

Green Ventures Conference sponsors include Covanta Energy, New Jersey Business Incubator Network, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Enterprise Development Centers of NJIT, and Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at FDU.
For details and to register, go to www.jumpstartgreen.org. 

To present at the Conference or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, including exhibitor space, call (908) 306-9075, or e-mail jcloud@fdu.edu.

For Immediate Release

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