Aaron Fichtner

Christie Administration Celebrates Sixth Annual “Season of Service”

The Christie Administration kicked-off its sixth annual “Season of Service” campaign this week, as New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development staff participated in a Thanksgiving luncheon at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey in Harrison.

“It’s important, especially at this time of year, that we each take a moment to aid those in our communities who could benefit from a helping hand,” said Acting Labor Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D. “I’m honored to join Goodwill for this great event and to bring awareness to volunteer opportunities that are available throughout the state all year long.”

Acting Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner and Assistant Commissioner Jeffrey Stoller volunteered at the event, carrying trays of meals to tables where guests were seated for the luncheon. The guests included clients of Goodwill Industries and individuals participating in its employment programs. Labor Department staff has become a fixture at Goodwill’s annual holiday luncheons, participating in the events for several years.

Embracing the spirit of the holiday season, all cabinet officials in the Christie administration are spending time volunteering and highlighting service opportunities as part of the administration’s sixth annual “Season of Service,” which the Governor and First Lady initiated in 2011. Christie administration officials will continue to volunteer their time and highlight service opportunities around the state throughout November and December.

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for individuals with barriers to employment.

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