UNION COUNTY, NJ -- As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new Union County Works website to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” employment service in New Jersey.
Union County Works is a project of Union County’s American Job Center. The launch of the new online platform makes the American Job Center the first local workforce area in the state of New Jersey to offer a virtual one stop to its residents.
It is designed to help all job seekers, including veterans and youth, connect with resources remotely while offices are closed to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“This new one-stop resource give our residents the help they need to re-enter the workplace in a safe, yet effective way,” said Freeholder Chair Al Mirabella.
Union County Works is also a resource offering recruitment services for employers looking for qualified applicants, labor market information, and other business services, Mirabella noted. These include job listing opportunities, a searchable candidate database, and information on candidate trends.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in 59,146 applications for unemployment in Union County, according to the most recent statistics.
The American Job Center is part of the Union County Department of Human Services. For information about all DHS services, call the Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288, or email DHSAction@ucnj.org.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Test Center, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update. For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email email@example.com or use the online Contact Form.