This morning, Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Reentry Corporation co-hosted an Employment Opportunity Summit at Thomas Edison University in Trenton, where top executives from New Jersey companies gathered to explore innovative ways to implement neutral hiring practices and enhance employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records in New Jersey.
Featured guest speakers and panelists included Mark Holden of Koch Industries, Governor Christie, Commissioner Aaron Fichtner, of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rich Liebler, of Sansone Automall, Stefan Oberman, of AeroFarms, John Koufos, Executive Director, NJRC, Jim McGreevey, Chairman, NJRC, and individuals who shared their stories of reentry and their journey in finding employment: Patrick D’Aiuto, Tariq Love, and John Berry. Thank you to Governor Christie for his continued support of formerly incarcerated individuals and those struggling with addiction, and thank you to all New Jersey business representatives who attended today!
Special thanks to the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association, Choose New Jersey, Inc., and NJ Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association (NJGCA) for your time and support!
Photos by Stefanie Campolo