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John Fugazzie

Community Advisor

John R. Fugazzie has become one of the country's leading jobs advisors and jobs advocates focused on helping solve America's unemployment crisis.www.linkedin.com/in/johnrfugazzie He founded Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc., www.nhnusa.org in January 2011 and serves as President of this free, all volunteer-led job search networking and support group that is responsible for helping over 550+ members find gainful employment, and making it the most rapidly successful job search group in USA and with its first international meeting group in Madrid Spain.John is an authentic tireless force who cares more about people than percentages. His daily efforts help solve the unemployment crisis, one American at a time, while his intelligence and experience have earned him valuable insights that are helping shape future employment policies on a county, state and federal level. John and Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA have received coverage from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Journal, Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, Business Insider, Al Jazeera, Fox Business, CBS News, and USA Today, NJV, Record, and Star Ledger.His 40 plus years as a private sector executive allows him to bring real world solutions to his workforce and educational efforts. As a nationally recognized subject matter expert in this area John is continuously sought after for input by the media and labor officials for articles and coverage and policy input about the unemployment and jobs situation.John is an adjunct professor at the Petrocelli College at FDU teaching master level classes in the Puerta al Futuro program Currently John is the Executive Director for Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board.www.hudsonworkforce.org See media coverage on www.johnrfugazzie.com

John Fugazzie's Contributions

  1. Rapid Reemployment Initiative Launched For Laid-Off Bergen Police

    Rapid Reemployment Initiative Launched For Laid-Off Bergen Police

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – When national employment advocate John Fugazzie learned more than 20 officers with the Bergen County Police Services were being laid off in Hackensack last month, he started to do what he does best – network.Six years ago, Fugazzie founded the job search and networking organization Neighbors-helping-Neighbors-USA out of his River Edge home. The group holds ...

  2. This Hackensack Cleaning Lady Is Also A Pharmacist

    This Hackensack Cleaning Lady Is Also A Pharmacist

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Clara Sofia Ochoa of Hackensack cleans a BMW dealership in Maywood at night.It’s a far cry from her old job: she was a pharmacist at a national penitentiary in her native Colombia.The 32-year-old loved working there. She has loved pharmacies since her girlhood when she watched her father help people in his pharmacy. “I always admired what my father did,” Ochoa told ...

  3. River Edge Employment Specialist Wins Community College Spirit Award

    River Edge Employment Specialist Wins Community College Spirit Award

    RIVER EDGE, N.J.— The New Jersey Council of County Colleges recently presented its 2016 Community College Spirit Award to Hudson County Workforce Development Board Executive Director John Fugazzie for his exemplary support of New Jersey’s community colleges. “Since its inauguration in 1993, the Community College Spirit Award has been an honor bestowed to those who embody the community ...

  4. Passaic County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Seeks Pet Oxygen Masks

    Passaic County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Seeks Pet Oxygen Masks

    HILLSDALE, N.J. — The Passaic County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit is in need of pet oxygen masks for 13 of its dogs.Each mask costs $100. Anyone interested in donating should call Barbara Messina at Companion Animal Advocates at 201-706-7666.CLICK HERE for more.

  5. 'Women Help Women' At Englewood Center

    'Women Help Women' At Englewood Center

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Former Leonia Mayor Mary Heveran was in dire straits when she first came to the Women's Rights Information Center in Englewood in 1979.Her husband had just abandoned her and her two infant children. She had $35 in the bank and no job."As I entered the building, women with warm smiles and understanding words greeted me," Heveran told Daily Voice. "I ...

  6. Tenafly Caregiver Brings Relief To Local Seniors

    Tenafly Caregiver Brings Relief To Local Seniors

    TENAFLY, N.J. — Tenafly caregiver Marlene Ceragno of Fort Lee understands the stigma associated with adult incontinence. That's why she is working to help the people who suffer from it.In 2012, she started the Adult Care Brief Bank, an initiative to collect and distribute adult briefs — also referred to as adult diapers — to Bergen County senior citizens who cannot afford them. To date, ...

  7. FDU Student 'Gives Gift Of A Smile' With Oral Care Nonprofit

    FDU Student 'Gives Gift Of A Smile' With Oral Care Nonprofit

    TEANECK, N.J. — Fairleigh Dickinson University masters candidate Alejandro Delgado wants to give people with disabilities a reason to smile.Last October, the former dentist started the nonprofit "Smiles Without Limitations" as part of a class project. His goal is to provide electric toothbrushes and oral health education to people with mental and physical disabilities in his ...

  8. Bergen, Passaic Job Search Support Group Seeks Members

    Bergen, Passaic Job Search Support Group Seeks Members

    A peer-led job search support group that meets in Bergen and Passaic counties is seeking new members. Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is open to anyone n career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals, recent college graduates, and veterans re-entering the job market in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re-entering the job market.NhN ...

  9. Job Search Support Group Meets In Waldwick, Westwood, Wayne, Hackensack

    Job Search Support Group Meets In Waldwick, Westwood, Wayne, Hackensack

    WALDWICK, N.J. -- The weekly meetings for Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA are beeing conducted at libraries in Waldwick, Westwood, Wayne and Hackensack.Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc.is a cost-free, grassroots, nationally recognized, peer-led volunteer weekly job search support and networking group targeted to adults who are actively looking for work and interested in ...

  10. River Edge Professor Rebounds From Economic Crisis, Nominated For Award

    River Edge Professor Rebounds From Economic Crisis, Nominated For Award

    RIVER EDGE, N.J. — John Fugazzie of River Edge lost his pension, life-savings and home in the economic downturn of the late 2000's.He suffered long stretches of unemployment before founding "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" in 2011, a free, volunteer weekly job-search support and networking group aimed at unemployed adults.It is for this effort that the River Edge native has been ...

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