Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2020

Union County Job Seekers Invited to First Virtual Job Fair

Find out about opportunities at Trinitas Hospital, Wakefern, Remarkable Foods, and Farmland Dairies.

Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking jobs are invited to participate in Union County’s first virtual job fair sponsored by the Freeholder Board through the County’s American Job Center employment services program.

Representatives from major employers, including Trinitas Hospital, Wakefern, Remarkable Foods, and Farmland Dairies will be available to speak with job seekers online on Zoom, and discuss positions ranging in hourly pay from $13.00 to $39.00.

The virtual job fair will take place on Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Residents who wish to participate must register online by visiting ucnj.org/virtual-job-fair.

“The new virtual job fair builds on the strength of our relationships with leading job creators in Union County, and it provides a safe environment in which job seekers can connect with employers during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “On behalf of the Freeholder Board, I would like to thank all of those who are participating.”

“The Freeholder Board is committed to seeking new opportunities to assist residents who have been struggling during the outbreak, including food assistance and grants for small businesses as well as employment services with the help of online technology,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados, who is the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the Human Service Advisory Board.

Participants in the virtual job fair should dress professionally, have a copy of their resume at hand, and be prepared to answer questions from employer representatives.

Positions available through the job fair include:

Wakefern: Warehouse Selector (Jamesburg, first and second shift) and Elizabeth (second shift), starting at $14/hr.

Remarkable Foods, in Cranford: “Chef on the Road” Drivers, Production Cooks, Food Assembly Associates, Sanitation Associates, Warehouse & Material Handlers, $14-$20/hr.

Trinitas Hospital, in Elizabeth: Service, Clerical, Technical and Clinical positions (includes Patient Care Associates, Nursing Assistants, Food Service, Housekeeping, ICU/OR Nurses and more), $13-$39/hr.

Farmland Dairies, in Newark: Truck Drivers (CDL Class A&B), Driver Helpers, Warehouse Associates, $13-$23/hr.

The American Job Center provides employment related services to Union County businesses and residents. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the program maintained a schedule of in-person job fairs, training programs, informational events, and applicant pre-screening sessions.

To continue providing employment services during the outbreak, last June Union County launched Union County Works, New Jersey’s first “virtual one-stop” employment center. The online portal includes information tailored to veterans and youth, and offers all residents information about job openings, job training and education opportunities, as well as help creating resumes, and more.  For more details visit ucajc.org.

Last August, the Freeholder Board also established the new Food Insecurity Task Force to coordinate food assistance on a countywide basis. The County sponsors a regular series of emergency food aid distribution events funded through the federal CARES act for residents impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For information about upcoming events visit ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 and updates on statewide vaccine planning are available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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