Mayor's Office of Employment & Training
Mission & Purpose
The Mayor's Office of Employment and Training has a primary focus, to service unemployed low to middle income adults, seniors and disabled residents of the City of East Orange.
Our program offers employment activities and training that will maximize the opportunities for a career to obtain entry level/professional jobs and achieve their goal of self-worth and independence through providing a new career.
Achieving Life Change
We will work with you in your quest to achieve a "Life Change" by offering:
- Community Resource Information
- Job Clubs
- Office Etiquette and Empowerment Workshops
- Personal Developmental Plans
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Clients will receive an introduction to services, as well as assistance in completing the required forms to determine eligibility for specific programs offered throughout the Employment and Training/Workforce Development System. They will also be referred to other services offered through our partners.
Workforce Development/Employment & Training Available Services Services available through the Employment and Training/Workforce Development network include:
- Assistance to employers in need of hiring skilled workers
- Career assessment/counseling
- Education, and training
- Information and/or referrals to jobs
- Interview preparation techniques
- Job placement assistance
- Job search assistance
- Labor market information
- Space for employers to interview participants for job opportunities
- Telephone access and computer room to contact employers
- Transportation services
Free Skills Training Courses
New to our Division is the offering of free skills training courses. There will be "Skills Training Seminars" to announce the beginning of each training course and alert the public of the upcoming opportunities. The training programs will provide participants who successfully complete the training with a new career.
How to Enroll
To become a client, please stop by our office located at 90 Halsted Street, 2nd Floor, East Orange, NJ 07018 to complete an adult profile.
The Mayor's Office of Employment and Training is here to assist you, so stop by today! We welcome you as a client and will try our best to assist you in your job search!
The Mayor's Office of Employment and Training provides funding for training with our partner organizations. Contact our office at 973-677-8914 for a current list of training opportunities.
The Job Club is a series of workshops that will assist our clients with their job search, covering topics from proper grooming and dress and how to nail your interview. Job developers are also available to help edit and revise resumes. You must be registered as a client with our office to participate in Job Club.
Annual Summer Work Experience Program
The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) and the College Intern Program are components of the City of East Orange's Youth Work Initiative. The program is primarily funded by the City of East Orange with the participation of the private sector that has provided job opportunities for our youth. It is a 6 week long summer employment program for youths of ages 14 - 24 who are East Orange residents. An average of 200 participants are placed in private and public sector jobs; i.e. local non-profit agencies, the Municipal Court and City Departments every year.
Applying for SWEP
Look out for our Annual Summer Youth Employment Program Kick off in April. Applications are distributed at that event.
Applying for the College Intern Program
Please inquire with our office via email or by phone at 973-677-8914. Application submissions process is closed now.
If you are a business owner and interested in being a work site or donating to our program please contact our office with any questions or concerns.