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Archive for March 2nd, 2009

CRANFORD – During the month of March, Union County College will be offering free job training courses to residents of the city of Elizabeth. City residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in this program. These career training courses will be available to those who need to support a family, are a recent high school graduate looking for work, or a retiree who wants to earn a small income.

The following courses will be offered in the Retail Skills Center located in the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth. From March 16 to 20, the course, “Workplace Computer” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This course offers an introduction to fundamental PC, Windows, internet/email, and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The course, “Finding the Job You Want” will be offered from March 23 to 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cover self-assessment, job search strategies, resume-writing, and interviewing skills.

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COLONIA—Ayna Agarwal, a member of the Community Campus Edison Branch YMCA, has been named a top runner-up for “The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Award” in New Jersey. Agarwal also qualified for the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which is based on the number of volunteer hours she has dedicated to her community and her country.

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celebrating-100-days-031309Celebrating 100 Days—A celebration of the 100th Day of School was enjoyed by Mrs. Shaffer’s first grade class at Saint Agnes School. The children participated in many activities, which included making a 100 collection, writing 100 words, doing 100 jumping jacks, building towers with 100 cups, and reading books about 100s Day. Pictured are Sister Claire, principal, Mrs. Shaffer, and the first grade. (Photo courtesy of St. Agnes School)

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 irs-sealGregg Semanick-New Jersey’s IRS Spokesperson

The IRS encourages refund filers to request direct deposit into a bank account for a faster refund.  E-filing your tax return coupled with direct deposit is a fast way to receive your refund in as little as 10 days.  Direct deposit eliminates the possibility of your check getting lost and prevents your refund from being stolen.

For more information on IRS tax tips, go to the IRS.gov Web site at www.irs.gov.

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