EDISON, NJ – The Edison Job Corps will host a quarterly Community Relations Networking event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at 500 Plainfield Avenue, Edison on Tuesday, March 31.

Attendees will include Stephanie Hoopes, National Director for the United Way ALICE Project and Molly Rennie, Associate Director United Way ALICE Project along with over one hundred corporate executives, community leaders, educational representatives and Mayors of surrounding cities.

At this special event the Executives from the United Way ALICE Project and Job Corps leadership will highlight the importance of people and programs that support the career aspirations of today’s youth. Attendees will also participate in networking activities to foster collaboration and resource leveraging amongst local businesses.

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ALICE, a United Way acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation. Through a series of new, standardized measurements, United Way is quantifying the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially, and the reasons why. These measurements provide a broader picture of financial insecurity than traditional federal poverty guidelines. ALICE workers are essential to the fabric of our society. ALICE works in jobs that are integral to our communities, from child care educators and home health aides to mechanics – all workers we rely on every day. The future success of our communities is directly tied to the financial stability of ALICE households.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. At Edison Job Corps, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or educational opportunities.

The quarterly Community Relations Networking event is free to attend, however RSVPs are encouraged by March 30th to the Business Community Liaison, Leslie Burwell at burwell.leslie@jobcorps.org.

For more information on programs, click on Edison Job Corps