NJ ANNOUNCES 1,000 AVAILABLE JOBS AT NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by The New Jersey Department Of Labor And Workforce
Development and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 1,000 AVAILABLE JOBS AT NEWARK
LIBERTY AIRPORT, PRIORITY GIVEN TO SANDY VICTIMS 
Labor Department Joins Swissport USA at Hiring Fair Today 
NEWARK, N.J., FEBRUARY 6, 2013 _ The  Christie Administration
launched a joint effort with Swissport USA today to hire 1,000
New Jersey residents for available positions with the aviation
ground services company at Newark Liberty International Airport
as it opens a new cargo and baggage handling operation this
spring. 
Swissport USA has asked the New Jersey Department of Labor and
Workforce Development (LWD) to help fill the positions, giving
priority consideration to people displaced by Superstorm Sandy
and New Jersey’s long-term unemployed, particularly those
already involved in storm cleanup efforts through a National
Emergency Grant secured by Governor Christie. The LWD began work
last week with Swissport USA to direct unemployed residents to a
job fair held today at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Newark, the
first of many to be hosted in the coming weeks. 
“Swissport USA is eager to get its cargo operation up and
running, so our department has moved quickly by lining up
potential hires from people with resumes in our Jobs4Jersey.com
search engine, people who joined our Jersey Job Clubs, our
Talent Networks and our veteran outreach services,” LWD
Commissioner Harold J. Wirths said as he monitored today’s
hiring effort. 
Swissport USA contacted the Christie Administration a week ago
seeking help in filling the posts in time for an April grand
opening. LWD began pre-screening applicants for the job, and
will continue that effort as a pool of thousands of potential
new hires are directed for final interviews with the company. 
The available positions range from warehouse agents and cargo
office agents to supervisors. Candidates are required to have a
valid driver’s license, a high school diploma, a clean record
and a steady work history. 
“We are happy to partner with the New Jersey Department of Labor
to help us find qualified individuals to staff our operations at
Newark Airport,” said Gregory Reeves, Swissport USA Senior Vice
President Human Resources. 
Swissport USA has 60 days to staff its new Newark Liberty
International Airport operations, and candidates accepted into
the company training programs will receive pay while awaiting
Federal Aviation Administration certification and to pass
background checks. Swissport USA also will offer those hired the
flexibility of working at its facilities at LaGuardia and JFK
airports. 
The training will be conducted at the Newark Liberty
International Airport. 
Contact
Brian T. Murray, Director
Communications & Marketing
PHONE: 609.984.2841
EMAIL: MediaCalls@dol.state.nj.us 
(bjh) NY 
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