Press Regarding Upcoming Veterans Career Expo

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Members of the military, and veterans and their families, are invited to a Career Expo hosted by Berkeley College at Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park, NJ, on Friday, April 17, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Berkeley College is co-hosting the Spring Veterans Career Expo with Be A Hero – Hire A Hero, an initiative that focuses on assisting veterans with transitioning to civilian life through the organization’s network of professional, corporate, educational and military organizations.

“We would like veterans to know there is a place for them at Berkeley College and in the workplace as well,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.

The event will feature exhibits by 50 employers with recruitment representatives. Some of the employers that will be represented include Johnson & Johnson; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Montefiore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Colgate-Palmolive Company.

There also will be professional development workshops on topics that range from developing a resume to purchasing a home. The Spring Veterans Career Expo aims to help active duty military and veterans as well as their spouses and family members connect with resources.

Workshops include “The Road to Financial Security” by a Financial Advisor and U.S. Navy Veteran from Northwestern Mutual; “Operation Resume” and “How to Use LinkedIn to Search for a Job” by the Berkeley College Office of Career Services; “Living the American Dream: Home Ownership” by the Veterans Homebuyers Network Founder; “Understanding Your G.I. Bill Benefits” by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, and “Transitioning into the Workforce,” by the Passaic County Workforce Development Board.

Berkeley College serves more than 500 military and veteran students and is recognized for its military and veteran programs, including a Top School ranking by Military Advanced Education; Best for Vets by Military Times; Best Online Programs for Veterans, by U.S. News & World Report; Best of the Best by U.S. Veterans Magazine; and as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education.

The mission of Be A Hero – Hire A Hero is to empower the diverse cultural community of veterans, wounded warriors and their family members and to prepare them for a seamless transition from military service to civilian life by providing the necessary foundation for success.

For more information about this event contact Jeff Klare at 917-941-6103 or email To register and for more information click here. The address for the event is 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Reportas one of the Best Colleges in the 2014 and 2015 for Online Bachelor Degrees. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is

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2014 Holiday Season

Year round, Be a Hero-Hire a Hero has the wonderful opportunity to help Veterans across our great Nation.  It is with great honor that we have the appropriate resources and set of skills to be able to assist Veterans and their families to ease their transition into civilian life and also to  find employment after they retire from the service.  In Lieu of the current Holiday Season, we set up a Toy Drive for veterans and active-duty. With the help of our corporate sponsors, (Becton, Dickinsinon, & Co. and Publicis,) and local businesses, we were able to collect HUNDREDS of toys! We also collected Christmas Dinner essentials.  Turkeys, veggies, mashed potatoes, etc.  Thru our resources around the Tri-State Area, we complied a list of Military Families who are in great need of assistance this year.  So we were all set! We had the toys, the food, and the families! All we needed was a day of delivery to help spread our Christmas Cheer! Yesterday was the day.  Our team members, and also a team from Becton Dickinson, and Co. all went their separate ways around New Jersey and New York. Our travels included a trip almost three hours away.  We successfully delivered all toys and meals to eight families.  The look on their faces were indescribable.  Our team members will definitely look at Christmas this year a little bit different.  What we can offer is that everybody should count their blessings this holiday season.  We will forever be grateful for all Military families for their sacrifices and their dedication to not only our Nation, but also for our simple little freedoms. Here, at Be a Hero-Hire a Hero, we can only hope we can make a difference for as many Military families in need that we possibly can.

As Thanksgiving came and went, Be a Hero-Hire a Hero has kept our nations’  veterans, and all active-duty soldiers in our thoughts and blessings. In the midst of another Holiday Season, and entering a New Year, we remain to do the same. May you find the time to enjoy our simple freedoms and beauty of each joyous moment this season as we extend our deepest appreciation for those who make them possible. And as we close another successful year, it is a perfect time to show our heartfelt gratitude to you all and can only hope for another triumphant year in 2015. From Be a Hero-Hire a Hero, we hope you and yours will have a very happy Holiday Season and a new year full of health and prosperity.

Reflecting this Thanksgiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy
As another Holiday Season fast approaches us, Be a Hero-Hire a Hero would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect. At this time of “Thanksgiving,” we are truly counting our blessings.  As we all have much to be thankful for, we are above all, forever grateful for being rewarded the freedom of this great country in which we live.  Our gratitude is extended to those men and women who have served our nation in the past, in the present, and also in the future.  With their ultimate sacrifice, extreme dedication, and tireless service, we are able to graciously enjoy this holiday with loved ones.  So, help us keep this message in our thanks and blessings this weekend.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
-The Team at Be a Hero-Hire a Hero-

Exciting New Announcements!

As our company’s mission of dedicating to giving back when heroes come back, we would like to announce some upcoming events and happenings!  

First, in lieu of our Fall Career Expo held this past month at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, we are already planning on our 2015 Spring Career Expo! We are excited to announce that Berkeley College at their Woodland Park Campus is hosting our next career event on April 17, 2015! About 50 top companies and organizations will join us in extending a helping hand to veterans seeking to land their perfect job! We will conjoin our resources to receive the best results for our nations’ veterans! In addition, Be a Hero-Hire a Hero is thrilled to announce our recent partnership with Metters Inc.! Please see the attached flyer for more information! And in lieu of the upcoming holiday season, Be a Hero-Hire a Hero announces its own Toy Drive! With the help of Toys for Tots, we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys from major corporations and personally distributing children whose parent/or parents are deployed and in need of our help to ensure their children enjoy a wonderful Christmas morning.  Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff Klare at or Amy Nicholl for your Marketing Needs at

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Veterans – We are looking to hire – Maintenance Supervisor – New York, NY

The Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Manager of Operations. This position will work towards maintaining a safe, comfortable and efficient educational and professional environment in efforts to attract and retain students and faculty. This includes preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and small projects across the following categories: general building, carpentry, furniture and finishes. These services are delivered through a combination of staff and specialty service contractors. A key performance indicator will be the maintenance of facilities to APPA Level 2. Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Engineering Operations -Receive, evaluate, assign and schedule work (both preventive and reactive) as generated from the CMMS system. -Actively work with the TMA (CMMS) System to plan/schedule work and monitor individual and section performance. -Perform and coordinate routine maintenance, respond to reactive calls and emergency response. -Maintain a prudent stock of parts, materials and tools as required for routine operations. -Maintain all records, logs and documents associated with general maintenance of campus buildings. -Monitor work performance of contractors and suppliers to ensure satisfactory work. -Assist in the preparation and management of the engineering portion of the facilities operations budget. -Request expenditures, receive goods, reconcile variances and coordinate with Manager, Facilities Operations to ensure that all financial information is accurate. -Develop and monitor preventive maintenance schedules. -Respond to College emergencies and participate in emergency planning activities. -Work closely with Manager of Custodial Operations and Supervisor as well as Engineering Supervisor, to ensure coordination of work, clean up, and overall consistency in work approach, methods, and customer service to ensure that all sections are delivering services consistent with department standards. -Regularly monitor preventive and reactive maintenance performance by maintenance staff and evaluate quality, diagnostic/repair abilities and timeliness. -Ensure section staff adheres to all rules, regulations and department procedures regarding hazardous materials, employee OSHA and other state/local guidelines and safe work practices. -Maintain effective relationships with department staff, students, faculty and administrators. -Keep all shop spaces in a clean, orderly and safe condition and paints as needed. General Supervision: -Establish work schedules, sets, deadlines, determines priorities, coordinates, and adjusts workload. -Oversee staff performance. Coach/counsel staff on quality, diagnostic/technical methods and procedures. -Exercise fiscal restraint by minimizing expenses, meeting department and college purchasing and ethics policies and documenting inventory records and expenses. -Recommend effectively the hiring, transferring, suspension, promotion, discharge and disciplinary action of all assigned personnel. -Ensure facility compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standard operating procedures. -Ensure the safe operation of all tools, equipment and systems and that all personnel assigned to the building(s) work in a safe manner and in a safe environment. -Promote a culture of quality and safety in all employee communications. -Perform other duties as assigned. -Liaison with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Capital Projects, as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: -High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. -Five to Ten years of facility maintenance or construction supervisory experience, preferably in a University setting. – Proficiency in a majority of the following categories: 1. Carpentry and Finish Skills Rough and finish carpentry Laminates Carpet Furniture installation, touch up and repair Drywall/taping/floating Painting Tile (ceramic, quarry, VCT, marble) Install, repair locks and hardware/cylinders Wall coverings 2. General Building Roofs (inspection, PM, small repairs) Masonry repairs Asphalt and concrete repairs Siding and facades (coatings, caulking) Land/grounds/hardscape maintenance Ceiling systems and tiles
Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of facility/trade operations experience or license and equivalent professional level management experience. -Comprehensive technical knowledge of carpentry, furniture and building finishes demonstrated through experience across a wide variety of building types/ages. -Demonstrated experience hiring, training and supervising general maintenance staff. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Strong organizational skills and ability to respond appropriately to competing deadlines and frequent changes in priorities and schedules. -Initiative, sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal guidance/supervision. -Experience working in a collective bargaining environment. -Ability to listen and consider the views of others. -Demonstrated history of strong commitment, dedication, organizational loyalty and honesty. -Ability to address and make decisions while adhering to policies. -Ability to work serve in an “on call capacity” outside of normal working hours and be willing to respond (if available) to emergency and service calls which occur outside of normal working hours as well as to meet with staff, conduct quality inspections and training. -Self-starter who is able to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks concurrently, attend to details and meet deadlines. -Teaching and/or training experience is highly desirable. -Proficient with desktop computing. Knowledge of MS Office Suite. -Highly proficient with a wide variety of building and equipment controls. -Skilled in handling emergency situations.
Regular Work Hours (if different than than 9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday): In addition to normal business hours, this position is expected to forge strong relationships with evening supervisors and staff and conduct extensive inspections feedback sessions and training across all shifts. Incumbent is required to carry a PDA

If interested please contact/send resume to  Jeff Klare at

Veterans – Hospitality Staff position – Newark, NJ


Currently, the Newark office has a Hospitality Staff opportunity available. If you are interested in applying for the posting described below, please submit a copy of your resume to Jeff Klare at

Hospitality Staff

General Description

Work Hours: Monday – Friday  (1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

 Essential Functions

  • Perform all duties in receiving, prepping, and delivering food and beverage set ups to firm conference rooms and meeting areas.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties in conference rooms, offices and all kitchen areas.
  • Maintain assigned floors and all public areas for optimal use and cleanliness.

ž  Adhere to all job assignments in the hospitality department, following all opening and closing procedures  

Minimum qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Command of the English language both verbal and written.
    • Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
    • Basic computer skills (e.g. Outlook)
    • Strong phone skill and etiquette
    • Willing to travel to our NY Office and occasionally fill in at the NY location.
    • Availability to work a early morning, afternoon or evening shift depending on department’s needs.
    • Must be personally clean and well groomed to work in the food industry.
    • Basic food Industry knowledge a plus

Additional Duties

  • Working with basic food industry machines, i.e, industrial coffee machine, dishwasher, vacuum, and food carts.
  • Ability to set up and breakdown meeting including stacking chairs and folding tables
  • Housekeeping duties include but are not limited to; washing all kitchen areas and machines, refrigerators and food carts
  •  Office cleaning to include vacuum, dust and wax, rug spot cleaning, windows and glass surfaces

Note:   While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Veterans – Opportunity in Newark, NJ – Payroll Manager

Prestigious law firm in continuous business for more than 170 years is among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

Position seeking to fill:

Payroll Manager

Job Description

A self-starter and responsible for all payroll functions that includes a semi-monthly payroll for approximately 900 employees, time & attendance, payroll taxes, report writing and accounting reconciliation tasks. Will require accountability to both Human Resources and Finance Departments. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or a related area and at least 7 years experience in the payroll field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Detail-oriented, a people person and respond to employees request and questions in a timely manner. Determine payroll deadlines, plan and schedule work activities to ensure timely completion. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with various level of staff is essential. Good background in HR and Benefits required. Strong time management, written and oral communication and audit skills. Must be able to handle employee personal information at the highest degree of confidentiality. Excellent attendance record. Manages (1) payroll staff and reports to the HR Director.

Extensive exposure and hands-on experience with the following

  • ADP Workforce Now
  • ADP Time & Labor Management
  • ADP Report Writer
  • Knowledge of Federal and State/Local payroll taxes (NJ, NY, PA, DE, CT, MA and DC)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Excel, Outlook & Word)

For more information or for Candidates interested in applying please send resumes/inquires to:  Jeff Klare –



Veterans – Opportunity in Newark, NJ – Evening Legal Secretary/Word Processor

Prestigious law firm in continuous business for more than 170 years is among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

Position seeking to fill:


Essential Duties

  • Transcribe and/or edit legal briefs, correspondence, letters, minutes of meetings, and confidential memorandum
  • Edit a variety of legal documents from rough and oral drafts; relays instructions to other staff and attorneys as directed by the Supervisor
  • Strong on formatting and revising documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Pro on the 2010 platform
  • Strong Proofreader
  • Work with scanned documents, Mail Merge, fill-in forms in Acrobat
  • Familiar with Document Management System (DocsOpen, Worksite, Worlddox)
  • Must possess experience on converting documents to and from Word, WordPerfect; Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications for Windows, with strong experience in styling documents, cross-referencing, including numbering styles using Innova, MacPac, or Payne
  • Generate tables of contents and tables of authorities (utilizing Best Authority)
  • Perform redline / comparing documents using ChangePro
  • Perform secretarial duties as a floater and/or reception on as-needed basis
  • Enter and/or transcribe time diaries and release entries utilizing DTE



  • Assist other attorneys and secretaries through the direction of the supervisor/ coordinator
  • Photocopy and collate documents for mailings
  • Compile and prepare reports and presentations

Minimum qualifications

Training and Experience. 

  • Three to five years of legal secretarial, word processing experience.   Must type a minimum of 70 words per minute

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern legal office practices, procedures, legal document preparation, legal terminology and court procedures
  • Strong proven proofreading ability
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Ability to perform mail merge
  • Use a personal computer and other office equipment
  • Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment
  • Ability to type accurately and transcribe from a dictaphone or similar equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Note:   While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

For more information or for Candidates interested in applying please send resumes/inquires to:  Jeff Klare –

Veterans – The Cintas Team is looking to Hire in NJ area


For more than 45 years, Cintas Corporation has offered highly-specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas provides uniforms, facility services, safety supplies, fire protection solutions, flame resistant clothing, cleanroom resources, and promotional products. Cintas operates in more than 430 facilities including six manufacturing sites and nine distribution centers.

2 positions:

The Cintas Team is looking for a Route Service Sales Representative (RSSR) to manage and grow customer accounts in the Rental Division.

  • RSSRs drive a truck along an established route and service an existing customer base.
  • It is a physical, fast-paced, indoor/outdoor position in which the RSSR delivers and picks up uniforms, shop towels, chemical cleaning products, and other rental products.
  • RSSRs are the face of Cintas to our customers and must work to build rapport with key decision makers, ensure quality standards, and pro-actively solve customer concerns.
  • Responsibilities also include growing our existing customer base by upselling and cross-selling additional products and services, negotiating service agreement renewals, and controlling inventory all while working professionally, safely, and complying with Department of Transportation (“DOT”) regulations.
  • Our RSSRs work four days per week with no weekends.

Cintas is currently looking for a Service Supervisor to work directly with a team of Service Sales Representatives (Route Drivers), both on route and in-house.  Selected individual will supervise Service Sales Representatives who provide customer service, sales, and the pick-up and delivery of uniforms, floor mats, dust mops, and restroom sanitation supplies to businesses.  Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, training, developing, and evaluating Service Sales Representatives to assure Cintas customers receive the highest level of customer service and product quality in the most efficient manner. Training duties include driving a company owned vehicle to and from customer sites and assisting the Service Sales Representatives with lifting, carrying and walking clean products into and soiled products out of customer accounts.  In addition, this position will oversee several key service department areas including maintaining excellent customer relationships, handling renewals of customer contracts, increasing internal sales, and maintaining an efficient route structure. This is a middle management position with direct supervisory and leadership accountability.

For more information or for Candidates interested in applying please send resumes/inquires to:  Jeff Klare –