Passaic County Employment Resources

Passaic County retail store closings, as well as, other layoffs across the state have placed many families in a financial hardship. If you are one of the thousands facing a sudden loss of income, you may find resources on this page that will assist you. 

Take advantage of the research we've already done to learn more about resources that are available in New Jersey that may be able to help you through these hard times. 

Resources Specifically Related to Passaic County Retail Store Closings 

Passaic County One - Stop Career Centers 

New Jersey's One - Stop Career Centers provide a multitude of services such as: job search assistance, training and education assistance, specialized services, and on - site resource rooms. Passaic County has two locations available, one in Passaic and one in Paterson. The resources available at these career centers can be accessed in person at one of the various locations or online. Notices of local job fairs, training classes and other resources can also be found on their website. Access the full list of all One - Stop Career Centers

Paterson Free Public Library 

Is now offering a variety of events and services relating to the retail closing layoffs. Each month, they are hosting Jersey Job Club Workshops. These free workshops focus on the job search and resume writing. They also put together this two-page Community Resource Guide, which contains resources for shelter, nutritional assistance, healthcare services and much more. 

Local Events 

When we hear of any local events that are related to the retail store closings and layoffs that are current and relevant to Passaic County residents they will be posted in this section. The information and events that will be posted here vary from Housing and Foreclosure seminars to Career Fairs and Employment Assistance. Please check back frequently for updated information and events. 

Financial Matters 

Financial Counseling in Passaic County 

Do you have financial concerns? Are you stressed about making ends meet? The following are HUD - approved agencies with certified counselors to assist with various financial counseling needs. 

Housing Authority of the City of Paterson 

60 Van Houten Street Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: 973-345-5080

Fax: 973-977-9085

Services offered include: 

  • Financial, budgeting, and credit workshops 
  • Mortgage delinquency and default resolution counseling 
  • Non - delinquency post purchase workshops 
  • Pre - purchase counseling
  • Pre - purchase homebuyer education workshops 
  • Predatory lending education workshops 

Greater Bergen Community Action 

241 Moore Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-968-0200

Greater Bergen Community Action offers a full array of programs and services aimed at helping individuals and families gain greater stability in their financial lives through financial literacy education and housing counseling, where credit card issues can be identified and resolved. 

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation 

211 Warren Street, Suite 317 Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-242-4132

Fax: 973-242-0485

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) provides financial assistance to start - up and existing small business owners to start or grow their business. 

Job Fairs 

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development maintains a statewide listing of job fairs. Information about local job fairs may be found on the One - Stop Career Centers website as well. When going to a job fair, remember to dress for sucess, bring several copies of your resume (if apropriate), a pen, and be ready to be interviewed. Upcoming local job fairs will be listed below as we hear of these events. 

Job Skills Workshops

The Paterson Community Development, Division of Housing provides residents with advocacy and referrals in regards to emergency rental assistance, food, housing, employment, legal help, and literacy. This office also maintains a listing of jobs and apartments in the local area. You can find out more information about these services by visiting their website

Jewish Family Service and Children's Center of Clifton - Passaic has a program called Project Chizuk. This is an employment assistance program for individuals who are unemployed or experiencing a financial hardship. Learn more about this program and other services offered by visiting their website

More Local Resources 


New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline 

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey operates the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline. The helpline serves as a gateway to clinical outpatient mental health and addiction services. Callers may receive supportive counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and when needed connection to appropriate resources and services. 

Stress can surface in many forms and often appears weeks or months after a traumatic event. It may include anger, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity and/or increased alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress or feeling overwhelmed by painful emotions related to recent events, call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Disaster Helpine: 866.202.4357 (HELP). A TTY line is also available at (877) 294-4356. Translation services are also available. 

Self - Help Groups 

The New Jersey Self - Help Group Clearinghouse is a program of New Jersey Mental Health Association that has been helping people find local, New Jersey community - led support groups, national self - help headquarters, local self - help group clearinghouses, national and international resources, online, telephone, and one-of-a-kind support groups, as well as other national networks since 1980. 


Pet Supplies for those in Need 

The Liberty Humane Society offers a variety of services for pets and their owners throughout the state of New Jersey. Services include pet adoption, low - cost preventative care for pets, spay and neuter services, pet food and supplies for owners/families in need, and animal foster care. 

Further Resources for Those Facing Hard Times 

NJ 2-1-1 is dedicated to connecting people - in - need with services, programs, and organizations that provide assistance. You will find a variety of topics listed on our 'Latest News' page that will connect you with other pages on our site designed so that you can learn how existing programs work and the services that exist. Below are just a few of the topics we have researched for you. Find others on our topics page. 

Assistance for Military Personnel and their Families 

Finding Affordable Housing 

Achieving Financial Stability 

Food & Nutrition 

Staying Healthy 

Surviving a Layoff 

Surviving Unemployment When Unemployment Benefits Run Out 

Utility Assistance Guide 

Avoiding Foreclosure 

Sources for this page include:

Notifications received from various agencies and helping professionals.

Page last modified/reviewed on July 26, 2017

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