Expo to help hearing-impaired in work force

BRANCHBURG, NJ--At a time when the unemployment rate is unusually high, people with hearing loss are finding it especially difficult to find jobs. To help out, Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives, Inc., will host its 2011 Communication Expo this Saturday, May 7, at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

The goal of this annual event is to raise public awareness of services that exist to improve and expand competitive employment opportunities for persons with hearing loss. Bridges to Employment provides various services to assist those with hearing loss and to help them prepare for, find, and maintain employment.

The Communication Expo will run from 10 am to 4 pm. Participants will include several companies that offer products and resources to  support people with hearing loss. Further information is available from Alyse Betso, manager of deaf and hard of hearing services at
908/685-1444,  Ext. 284 (voice), 908/685-2660 (fax), or at www.bridgestoemployment.com.