Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2021

Union County Offers New Job Posting Service

Union County’s American Job Center employment service will begin posting job opportunities and pre-screening applicants.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the American Job Center employment service will be working with employers to post their available jobs on a weekly basis and pre-qualify applicants for their openings. The notices will be posted on Union County’s “Union County Works” online employment portal and social media accounts.

The American Job Center is a division of the Union County Department of Human Services, with offices in Elizabeth and Plainfield.

“This new weekly resource created by the American Job Center helps our residents find employment with reputable companies, and assists employers looking for qualified applicants,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“This new service is designed stimulate job growth in Union County during the COVID-19 outbreak, and into the future. It provides an efficient, reliable pathway for qualified job seekers to learn about new opportunities that match their skills, and our pre-screening step helps the local business community accelerate the hiring process,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is the Board of Commissioners Liaison to the Union County Workforce Development Board.

Union County residents who are interested in applying for jobs posted through the American Job Center must first register with the American Job Center online portal, Union County Works, at ucajc.org.

The registration process is designed to match qualified applicants with job openings. Job seekers who register on Union County Works will be asked to provide identification documents as part of the certification process, and will have a virtual meeting with American Job Center intake staff as a step toward qualifying for an interview with the employer.

The Union County Works portal was created last June, to enable the Department of Human Services to continue assisting job seekers and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

As New Jersey’s first “virtual one-stop” employment center, Union County Works 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 or call 908-527-4812.

For more information on weekly job postings, contact Elton Armady, American Job Center Director, at earmady@ucnj.org

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through 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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