April 2023 is Second Chance Month and the Union County Board of County Commissioners with the American Job Center, would like to announce a free Expungement Clinic and Job Fair on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle.
“The entire expungement process can be overwhelming and there is a lot that goes into removing a conviction, so as part of my Second Chance initiative, through my Chairman’s “Building a Stronger Union County” initiatives for 2023, for the first time ever, we are hosting this expungement clinic to help our residents looking for clean slate,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Too often, even minor convictions can prevent someone from getting hired, obtaining a loan or finding somewhere to live and this event is designed to help those who want a fresh start, learn the different resources out there to help transition them back into the community. I firmly believe in second chances and I am looking forward to attending this event and us helping individuals across our County with not only expungements, but also employment opportunities.”
The event will have volunteer attorneys on site to meet with individuals to obtain free expungement. Employers will be present who are willing to hire second chance individuals. Various positions are available with employers, such as: PepsiCo, NJ Transit, Amazon, Wakefern, ShopRite, FedEx, Newark Airport and the Port Authority of NJ & NY. VET4U will assist with discharge upgrades.
While the event is free, pre-registration is required at www.ucnj.org/job-fair. Walk-ins are welcome, but all attendees must register on site prior to entering the event.
For more information or to register for this expungement and job fair, please visit www.ucnj.org/job-fair or call Carolina Marin at 908-380-6237.