Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2021

Union County to Hold Massive Hire-on-the-Spot Job Fair, June 30

New job fair is hosted by the Union County Board of County Commissioners in collaboration with the Elizabeth Branch NAACP, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, and The Mills at Jersey Gardens.

Union County, NJ – Job seekers in Union County can explore job opportunities with more than two dozen retail outlets and service providers at The Mills at Jersey Gardens all in one afternoon, at the upcoming 2021 Job Fair on Wednesday, June 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Qualified attendees are eligible to be hired immediately.

The 2021 Job Fair is hosted by the Union County Board of County Commissioners in collaboration with the Elizabeth Branch of the NAACP, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, and The Mills at Jersey Gardens.

“The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall has been a strong partner in our continuing efforts to ensure that job seekers in Union County can connect with high quality employers,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “A new job can be a life-changing experience, and we encourage everyone who needs a job to attend the 2021 Job Fair.”

“Many individuals and families have been severely impacted by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, and many retail establishments in our community also need to rebuild. The 2021 Job Fair aims to help accelerate recovery by providing support to job seekers and employers, too. I am looking forward to collaborating with our community partner NAACP and President of the organization Shawn McClain in this grassroots employment effort,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is the Commissioner Board Liaison to the Union County Workforce Advisory Board.

“This initiative was spearheaded by Elizabeth NAACP Branch first Vice President Arnaz Johnson, who is also Chair of Labor and Industry Committee. This job fair will assist in the improvement of the economic status of minority groups by encouraging them to re-enter into the work force. It also provides great opportunities for our youth to earn money and become economically self-sufficient  by means of employment. Since being elected on January 12, 2021 as President of Elizabeth Branch I am excited to be a part of this movement. ‘Team Work makes Dream Work:’ that’s what we say during our planning meetings. By working together we can better service our community,” said Elizabeth Branch NAACP President Shawn McClain.

Stores participating in the 2021 Job Fair include Movado, Sephora, Starbucks, Perry Ellis, Crocs, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, and many more.

Additional participants include D2 Logistics, HydroChemPSC, and Guest Services at The Mills at Jersey Gardens among others.

The Mills at Jersey Gardens is located in Elizabeth at 651 Kapkowski Road. The 2021 Job Fair will take place indoors at the site of the former Modell’s store.

Pre-registration is required online through the Union County Department of Human Services, at ucnj.org/dhs/2021-job-fair.

Transportation to The Mills is available. For transportation information and other registration questions, call the Union County Department of Human Services Action Line at 1-888-845-3434.

Home to more than 230 stores and restaurants, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is one of the 10 largest shopping malls in New Jersey. It is a destination for shoppers from all over Union County, New Jersey, and beyond.

In accordance with current COVID-19 prevention guidelines, masks are optional for fully vaccinated Job Fair attendees. Those who are unvaccinated must wear masks and observe social distance.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, 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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