Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2016

Union County Freeholders Announce 100 New Jobs Available through Workforce Innovation Business Center for County Residents

Jobs in warehousing industry, Veterans given preference

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that major warehouse and calling center companies in Union County are holding information sessions for 100 full time and part time job openings for packers, truck loaders and customer service call representatives.

The information sessions will be held at the Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center, at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Road in Elizabeth on February 9 and 10, at 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. Attendance at one of the sessions is mandatory for job seekers to be eligible to apply for a position. Veterans will be given hiring preference.

“The Workforce Innovation Center continues to be an economic engine for Union County, helping to match high quality local employers with qualified job seekers,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “If you are an employer, I encourage you to get in touch with us, and let our experienced staff help you find the right people for the right jobs.”

The Workforce Innovation Business Center was established by the Freeholder Board with Union County College through a $2.4 million investment in 2014, leveraging the employment services and education experience of both partners.

“The Center has outperformed our expectations, as we created more than a thousand job opportunities in little over a year for Union County residents,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is in his third year as the Freeholder liaison to the Union County Workforce Advisory Board. “As Liaison, I have asked the Workforce Development Board as a goal to prioritize the creation of more public-private partnerships to exceed the number of opportunities created last year.”

Granados also requested the Center prioritize the hiring of Veterans in support of Chairman Bergen’s 2016 “UC HERO” initiative, which encourages local employers to offer hiring preferences to military veterans. 

Previous Workforce Innovation Center hiring rounds have matched Union County job seekers with top employers including Whole Foods, Doctor Martens and AirServ, among others.

For more details about the new round of hiring and other information about the WIB center visit online at ucnj.org, call 908-355-4473 or email Isaias Rivera, isaias.rivera@ucc.edu.

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