UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center is recruiting qualified Union County residents to fill 500 full-time positions for employment at Blue Apron in Linden, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced.

“We welcome Blue Apron to Union County, and thank them for their efforts in working with us to identify residents for employment,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This is a unique service that provides nutritional meals in a convenient way for consumers.”

Informational sessions will be held at the Innovation Center’s offices at the Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, in Elizabeth on February 1 and 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Prospective candidates must be Union County residents and should first register online at www.ucnj.org/job-event  to secure a spot. Anyone with further questions can call the Innovation Business Center at 908-355-4444 during regular business hours.

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“Union County is a great place to do business, and our investment through the Workforce Innovation Business Center continues to pay dividends for our residents,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is the Freeholder Liaison to the Workforce Development Board. “We thank Blue Apron for giving preference to Union County residents, and we look forward to helping this company and many other companies throughout Union County reach their hiring goals.”

Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com), which delivers fresh, proportioned ingredients that are used in accompaniment with recipes for home-made meals, is offering a starting rate is $13 and rises depending upon experience and the position. In addition to entry-level, there are a variety of supervisor and managerial positions available. Blue Apron has employment available in three departments: the kitchen, packing, shipping and receiving areas.

The Workforce Innovation Business Center is a partnership between the Freeholder Board, the Workforce Development Board and Union County College.