Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center will provide support services to the company Airserv, for recruiting qualified applicants to fill 50 positions at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The 50 new positions are part of an Airserv hiring wave that will eventually total 230 jobs.
“Airserv has previously worked with the WIB Center to place scores of Union County residents in good quality jobs, and the Freeholder Board is very proud to continue this productive relationship to the benefit of job seekers in our community,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
Airserv supports passenger and freight airlines with a variety of ground services at more than 50 airports throughout the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
Successful applicants will receive “soft skills” training” before they begin work.
“The training period provides an opportunity to learn valuable skills that can help the new employees begin work with confidence, and assist them in progressing in their new careers,” said Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is Freeholder liaison to the Union County Workforce Development Board. “As liaison to the Workforce Development Board I make it a top priority to create new and retain our public-private partnerships so we create the most opportunities of employment for our residents.”
The 50 new positions at Liberty-Newark Airport are for Vendor Behind the Counter positions and CSA Security Checkpoint agents.
Vendor Behind the Counter positions involve greeting airline passengers, verifying their government identification and assisting them with baggage check. CSA agents are responsible for a variety of activities related to site access and proper identification.
County residents who are interested in applying for one of the 50 new positions must pre-register to attend an Airserv recruitment event that will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at the Union County WIB Center, located in The Mills at Jersey Gardens shopping mall, 651 Kapkowski Road in Elizabeth.
Persons residing outside of Union County are also welcome to attend.
Before pre-registering, prospective attendees should ensure that they are prepared for the recruitment process. The requirements are:
- Bring several copies of your resume
- Be prepared to provide date of birth, place of residence and other basic information
- Must be available to work on weekends and holidays
- Must have reliable transportation to Newark-Liberty Airport
- Must agree to a background check and drug screening as required by the employer
- Must have Social Security Card and matching ID
At the recruitment event, staff from Union County’s One-Stop Career Centers will review the applicants’ materials and work history.
Applicants who are certified as qualified to move on to the next step will then be interviewed by Airserv at the WIB Center on Wednesday, October 19.
To pre-register online for the recruitment event and get more details, visit ucnj.org/wdb/job-fairs-and-opportunities.
The WIB Center is a partnership between the Freeholder Board, the Workforce Development Board and Union County College. More information is available online at ucnj.org/wdb.
For questions about the requirements for the October 18 recruitment event, call Susan Gomez at Union County College, 908-355-4444.
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