If you are an individual who has either been recently released from incarceration, were previously incarcerated, has an arrest or misdemeanor conviction in need of employment assistance, your One-Stop Career Center can help. Each One-Stop Career Center has trained staff available to assist you.
One-Stop Career Center staff provide ex-offenders employment referrals. In many cases, One-Stop Career Centers refer individuals to labor demand occupations, improving ex-offender chances of obtaining employment. One-Stop Career Centers also partner with the construction industry, school construction projects, and union-sponsored job training programs. Further, One-Stop Career Centers partner with the automobile industry, which has welcomed candidates into training programs for mechanic assistants and related jobs.
One-Stop Career Centers can help remove some of the more common barriers to employment for ex-offenders, helping with issues such as driver's license restoration, referrals to community mental health programs, job search preparation classes that take place at half-way house facilities, and community release programs under Parole supervision.
One-Stop Career Centers can also help provide access to Workforce Learning Link resources for ex-offenders. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Corrections to bring Workforce Learning Link resources into prisons and half-way facilities and have made slots available within One-Stop Career Centers for those who wish to continue these courses after their release.
Additional programs that help ex-offenders obtain employment:
Additional information regarding employment for ex-offenders:
Employer incentive programs for hiring ex-offenders:
Please contact your local One-Stop Career Center Offender Specialist for more information regarding employment referrals, help removing barriers to employment, Workforce Learning Link resources, additional programs to help you obtain employment, or other employment information or assistance.
|Work Location||Offender Specialist||Telephone|
|East Orange||Carl Green||973-395-3244|
|Elizabeth||Sally B. Diony||908-412-7982|
|Jersey City||Johnny Ortega||201-217-4645|
|New Brunswick||Luis Fernandez||732-428-3345|
|Perth Amboy||Luis Rivera||732-293-5016|
|Salem||Cheryl Trawick||856-299-7200 Ext. 223|
|Toms River||John Standal||732-286-5616|
|Trenton**||Lois Sulton El||609-292-3096|
**Location specializing in job searches for ex-offenders