LINDEN, NJ---The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed, laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees.
“We offer our sympathies to our residents who were laid off by this abrupt and unexpected closing,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Christopher Hudak, a resident of Linden, in a joint statement. “We would like these former employees to know that the County stands prepared to immediately assist with employment services through our various agencies, and we urge all to take advantage of them.”
Freeholder Granados, a liaison to the Workforce Development Board, and Freeholder Hudak have already ensured these County offices have been notified of the closing and are available to assist (more information is available at http://ucnj.org/sams-club-closures/):
Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center
Employment and skills training center, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, in conjunction with a number of partners.
Union County College
Kellogg Building, 5th Floor
40 West Jersey Street in Elizabeth
Union County One-Stop Career Centers
The American Job Center Operator manages the Union County American Job Centers, including the management and coordination of all workforce services with Union County workforce partners and the Freeholder Board, as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Services include career counseling, training, and career advancement for residents and employers.