As mentioned earlier, UA cut 400+ jobs in EWR to consolidate Continental acquisition...

The Christie Administration launched a joint effort with Swissport USA today to hire 1,000 New Jersey residents for available positions with the aviation ground services company at Newark Liberty International Airport as it opens a new cargo and baggage handling operation this spring.

Swissport USA has asked the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) to help fill the positions, giving priority consideration to people displaced by Superstorm Sandy and New Jersey's long-term unemployed, particularly those already involved in storm cleanup efforts through a National Emergency Grant secured by Governor Christie. The LWD began work last week with Swissport USA to direct unemployed residents to a job fair held today at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Newark, the first of many to be hosted in the coming weeks.
"Swissport USA is eager to get its cargo operation up and running, so our department has moved quickly by lining up potential hires from people with resumes in our search engine, people who joined our Jersey Job Clubs, our Talent Networks and our veteran outreach services," LWD Commissioner Harold J. Wirths said as he monitored today's hiring effort.