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Mayor Baraka and Port Employers Announce Agreement to Provide more Jobs for Newark Residents

Newark, NJ –- October 27, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Council on Port Performance (CPP) announced today that CPP voted last month to create a Workforce Development Implementation Team. The first meeting of the Team took place today. This initiative is expected to provide additional opportunities for Newark residents applying for port jobs. “This partnership is part of our strategy to involve Newark’s business community in training and hiring more residents so that Newarkers can benefit from the growing prosperity of our City,” said Mayor Baraka. “As a part of my campaign to ensure that Newark job…

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Become a Member of the Greatest Law Enforcement in the State of New Jersey

Become a Member of the Greatest Law Enforcement Agency in the State of New Jersey Apply for the New Jersey Law Enforcement Applications available: July 1 – August 31,2016 Online Applications only. The examination is announced through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission(CSC) at…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Leads March for Jobs at Port of Newark and Elizabeth

Newark, NJ –- May 2, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, members of the Newark Municipal Council, Deputy Mayor of Workforce Development and Employment Rahaman Muhammad, Manager of Port Activities for the City of Newark Al Turrick Kenney, and several community partners including the clergy, the Newark Branch of the NAACP, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ), the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC), YDI Youth Build and the People’s Organization for Progress today held a march and rally for jobs at Port Newark & Elizabeth. The marchers gathered at noon at 132 Corbin Street, Building 1200, in Elizabeth, New…

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Transcript Of Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s State Of The City Speech

Transcript of Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s State of the City Speech Tuesday, March 15, 2016 New Jersey Performing Arts Centre Newark, New Jersey Madame President, Honorable Municipal Council, distinguished guests both elected and appointed, city employees and the great people of the greatest city in the State, thank you for your presence here tonight in this great hall. We are here this evening some 350 years after the founding of our great city. 39 Mayors before me have stood where I am now.  I am humbled to be in such incredible company. All of them stood face to face with…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Calls For Federal Investigation Of Apparent Discrimination Against Newark Residents, Minorities, And Women In Hiring For Jobs At Port Newark And Elizabeth

Newark, NJ – March 14, 2016 – In letters to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Hon. Venita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Head Venita Gupta, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka asked the Labor Secretary to thoroughly investigate the extent and causes of inequity in hiring for jobs at the Port of Newark and Elizabeth. He requested that they “act to remedy severe racial, gender and ethnic inequality in employment at the Port and an apparent bias against the hiring of local residents” and also asked the U.S. Attorney…

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Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka Says Unique “Hire Newark” Employment Ready Boot Camp is an Important Model for Job Creation, Training and Placement in City at Inaugural Graduation Ceremony at Newark Beth Israel Hospital

Newark, NJ – March 9, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Barnabas Health hosted the HIRE NEWARK Employment Ready Boot Camp Inaugural Graduation Ceremony today at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and congratulated the 16 Newark residents who completed the program. Hire Newark, a unique five-week job readiness program for Newark residents, was created by Barnabas Health in coordination with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s Centers of Hope initiative. The program provides program graduates with the opportunity to actually secure and obtain a job, rather than prepare them for a hypothetical job. “The HIRE NEWARK Employment Ready Boot Camp is…

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Mayor Baraka and NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neil Announce New Jobs Program in City Hall First Floor Rotunda

Newark, NJ – December 15, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Newark native, NBA legend, and developer Shaquille O’Neal, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, Deputy Mayor of Job Creation, Workforce Development, Affirmative Action, and Re-Entry Rahaman Muhammad, and other dignitaries launched “Project Impact Newark” on today, at a City Hall First Floor Rotunda press conference. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street. “Project Impact Newark” is designed to increase minority, female, and veteran participation in unions, as well as access to construction jobs. It will prepare these residents for union entrance exams, identify…

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City Hall Lower Level Rotunda Will Host Youth Farm Stand On Friday, December 4, And Tuesday, December 15, From 11 A.M. To 3 P.M.

Newark, NJ – December 3, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City of Newark’s Department of Economic and Housing Development, Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability will welcome the Greater Newark Conservancy and the Youth Farm Stand to City Hall’s Lower Level Rotunda, on Friday, December 4th, 2015 and Tuesday, December 15th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Youth Farm Stand is a business and entrepreneurial job training program for Newark Youth Leadership Project interns at the Conservancy. While providing Newark high school students with a meaningful job, the Youth Farm Stand also provides the community with…

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#NewarkKidsRock is back at Lincoln Park this year! Join is in celebrating the children of our City! | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

Listen in now: Mayor @rasjbaraka @WBLS1075NYC #openline discussing #inclusionaryzoning #newark | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

The Newark Youth Ambassadors kick off Mayor @rasjbaraka's Youth Academy discussing how a good leader overcomes fear | Tweeted On: Aug 19, 2017

Next week we have another exciting outdoor concert on Clinton & Peshine Ave. Enjoy performances from @ammawhatt & B… | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

100 things to do in Newark? Here are 12 of the best picks | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

.@NewarkNJPolice arrest 69 people, recover 3 guns and remove an estimated $10,000 worth of drugs off our streets. | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Men, join Mayor @rasjbaraka tomorrow night at the City-Wide Men's Meeting to see how you can get involved in… | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark launches crowd-funding platform for female entrepreneurs | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Event Will Promote Peace After #Charlottesville | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Let's show our seniors that we appreciate them at our Senior Appreciation Luncheon with @SalvationArmyNJ | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

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