Newark ShopRite to hire 200 workers as site opens in 2015

By Naomi Nix | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on October 10, 2014

Newark mayor Ras Baraka poses with a group of job seekers who plan to participate in ShopRite's training program.

 

NEWARK — ShopRite expects to hire up to 300 full and part-time workers for its Newark location when it opens in early 2015.

In the meantime, the supermarket chain has partnered with the New Community Workforce Development Center to launch a job training program, the center said in a statement.

The six-week course will train up to 200 potential employees for store associate positions including cashiers, food service positions and customer service associations, the statement said.

The job seekers will receive classroom teaching and hands-on lessons at a New Community training facility, located at 201 Bergen St. The facility will be equipped to look like an actual ShopRite, the statement said.

“Being trained and ready to work is a crucial step in helping residents to secure jobs and become self-sufficient,” New Community Corporation CEO Richard Rohrman said in a statement.

The training program is expected to begin in November.

The 67,000 square foot grocery is expected to open in the spring of 2015 at the Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark.

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