Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2020

New Online Platform Helps Job Seekers in Union County 

Union County is first in New Jersey to offer new “Virtual One-Stop” employment service

Union County, NJ – As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new “Union County Works” website at ucajc.org to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” employment service in New Jersey.

Union County Works is a project of Union County’s American Job Center. The launch of the new online platform makes the American Job Center the first local workforce area in the state of New Jersey to offer a virtual one stop to its residents.

It is designed to help all job seekers, including veterans and youth, connect with resources remotely while offices are closed to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“This new one-stop resource give our residents the help they need to re-enter the workplace in a safe, yet effective way,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Union County Works is also a resource for employers looking for qualified applicants, labor market information, and other business services, Freeholder Mirabella noted.

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in 59,146 applications for unemployment in Union County, according to the most recent statistics.

“I have worked closely with our American Job Center and Workforce Development Board to allocate funding and resources for this Virtual One-Stop that will be beneficial to helping residents to better access employment services,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados, who is the liaison to Workforce Development Board. “One of our top priorities continues to be the training and employment of our residents, and we will continue to work on ways in putting the needs of our residents first.”

The American Job Center is part of the Union County Department of Human Services. For information about all DHS services, call the Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288, or email DHSAction@ucnj.org.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Test Center, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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