What is Newark2020? The initial goal of Newark 2020 is to cut the unemployment gap between Newark and New Jersey in half by connecting 2,020 unemployed residents to well-paying jobs by the year 2020. Our mission is to ensure that Newark residents are competitive candidates for employment and that they receive fair consideration for positions in each industry. Newark 2020 partners have each committed to hire a specific number of Newark residents over the next three years.
Connect 2,020 Newark jobseekers to full-time employment by 2020.
•Bridge the gap between the unemployed and available jobs in and around Newark
•Create pathways to living-wage employment
•Expand employment opportunities for Newark workers