3rd Annual Jersey City Reentry Conference

Please join us for Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s Third Annual Prisoner Reentry Conference, which will address critical needs facing reentry. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Mac Mahon Student Center at St. Peter’s University.


Our featured guest speakers include Rev. Al Sharpton, MSNBC, National Action Network; Andrew Napolitano, Esq., Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst; Paul Fishman, Esq., United States Attorney, District of New Jersey; Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and John Koufos, President, New Jersey Reentry Corporation.

Ladders of Opportunity Grant — Department of Transporation


(551) 256-9012

Grant provides career preparation at no cost:

Educational classes from Instructor (Adult Basic Education and GED)
GED Testing and ACT Workkeys Testing
CDL Training
Driver’s License Restoration Legal Assistance
Case Management Services
Career Pipeline to Jobs in Public Transit Industry and local Unions

The U.S. DOT grant is currently in the recruitment phase and is seeking eligible participants

Seeking Grant Participants who are:

Veterans, low-income individuals, minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and other underserved individuals such as those in reentry


Grant Classes Location:

Jersey City Employment & Training Program (JCETP)
398 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Free Training Courses for In-Demand TDL Jobs

Sign up for Free Courses in Transportation,
Distribution and Logistics here: TDL411.JCETP.org

Jersey City, NJ — A new program funded by the Walmart Foundation will provide Hudson County residents a variety of free training opportunities in the fields of Transportation, Distribution and Logistics, known as “TDL” will begin in early January 2016 at a TBD start date. TDL training is essential to the US economy which increasingly relies on the economic efficiencies that these fields provide. The training program, called “Delivering the TDL Workforce,” will allow the Hudson County workforce to adapt and meet the emerging economic growth in New Jersey and the nation.

The Hudson County TDL program will provide free training for unemployed and underemployed job seekers who live in and around Hudson County. The TDL training is a partnership between the Walmart Foundation, Jobs for the Future, Jersey City Employment and Training, the City of Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey City University, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, and the Hudson County Workforce Investment Board.

Increasingly TDL plays a pivotal role in the U.S. economy, with 4.6 million workers facilitating the shipping, logistics, tracking, and execution of shipments around the world. The ongoing Hudson County TDL Training Program will start its first four week course on October 19, 2015.

The on-going four week course will include the following training modules: Forklift Operator Safety Training (Equipment Classes I-V), Logistics Communication/CRM, Shipping and Receiving Technology, Fundamentals of Logistics: Math and Terminology, and a 10 Hour OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Course.

The TDL training will be provided at the New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) Logistics Center in Jersey City. Programming will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m five days a week, some weeks running from Monday to Friday and others Tuesday to Saturday.

Interested individuals should visit or contact the One Stop Career Center at 438 Summit, Jersey City, New Jersey. Call (201) 795-8800 and ask for Maritza Reyes.

Applicants must be residents of Hudson County or the surrounding area, at least eighteen years old, have a high school diploma, and have a sixth grade reading/math level. More information and scheduling for assessments can be made through the Jersey City Employment and Training Program at TDLTraining@jcetp.org. Preregistration is available at TDL411.jcetp.org.




“A Paycheck for the Soul”

Like many fathers returning from jail or prison, Pablo is very aware of what his absence meant. And now that he’s back he’s focused on getting his life back on track to provide for his daughter. It is rarely easy, and the system isn’t designed to make it a smooth transition. We’re very proud to have helped him find employment and to give him hope — and we’re very grateful to him for giving us what just might be our new slogan!


Tom Shares His Story of Success

Tom was a classic candidate for recidivism. After thirty years in prison he had virtually no resources or connections that could help him successfully reenter modern society. It’s hard to imagine how much the world has changed in thirty years, and what its like to be gone for all of it. Luckily with the help of JCETP Tom has acquired a job and has been put in touch with housing providers and will be living on his own.

Tom Reigle poses with former HCDOC Director Aviles and former Governor Jim McGreevey

Tom poses with former HCDOC Director Aviles and former Governor Jim McGreevey

We’re so happy to share his story and very glad that others have been inspired to as well. Here are some other publications that have written about Tom.

NJ Spotlight


Hudson Reporter