Office of the Deputy Mayor of Full Employment, Re-Entry, Affirmative Action and Port Activities for the City of Newark's Mayor Ras J Baraka

To Learn More about NewarkWORKS Programs & Services visit:

Core Services

  • Internet Navigation for the job Search

  • Resume Writing Workshop

  • Resume Hard Copy

  • Interviewing Techniques

  • Job Search Workshop

Placement Services

  • Placement assistance and referrals to job openings

Veterans Services

  • Career counseling and job referrals tailored to veterans

  • Access to & information regarding veteran benefits

Intensive Services

  • Training grants

  • Employability development plans

  • Vocational counseling

  • Public Access Areas for Job Search Activities (Computers with Internet access, printers, copiers and fax capabilities)

Additional Services

  • Assistance with unemployment insurance and filing disability claims

  • Adult basic education and GED preparation English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Workforce readiness credential

  • Self-employment assistance program

  • Re-entry programs (for ex-offenders)

  • Driver's License reinstatement (Essex County Only)

  • Forklift certification (monthly)

  • Monthly Positive Recruitments (job fairs)

  • ReLeSe legal program (expungement, child support) Referrals to partnering agencies

Employment Positive Recruitment Process

Employment Positive Recruitment Process & Scheduling.pdf

NewarkWorks Operations


Newark One-Stop Report.pdf

NewarkWorks Budget & Financial


PY19 Q3 NewarkWorks Fiscal Report - March NWDB Board Meeting - 3.10.20.pdf



DaVetta Thurman

Director of Operations

Phone (973) 424-4016

Fax (973) 733-4802


Main Phone: (973) 733-4820

Fax: (973) 733-4802

990 Broad Street, 1st Floor Newark, NJ 07102