October 13, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today announced that the Office of Returning Citizens (ORC) will host a job fair tomorrow, Oct. 14, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. at the Trenton City Hall Parking lot on 319 E. State Street.
The fair will feature local employers from in and around Trenton. While the event is hosted with the city’s re-entry program in mind, job hunters of all backgrounds are welcome.
“All of the participating businesses are ‘second chance’ employers, meaning that they hire and work with individuals who have previous experience with the criminal justice system,” said Mayor Gusciora. “We are grateful to the Mercer County One Stop Career Center, the Trenton Free Public Library, and Avanzar for their participation and their dedication to aiding Trentonians in securing gainful employment.”
The ORC, which helps formerly incarcerated Trenton residents secure employment opportunities, professional development training, and housing, was launched earlier this month. So far, six formerly incarcerated individuals have already found employment through the program, with more than 60 additional applicants currently being considered by the ORC.
Employers include FedEx, SDB Package and Delivery, Jackie’s Dollar Vine, Durham School Services, Amazon, The Arc Mercer, Abacus, IH Services, and MZ-MG Transportation.