Mayor's Office of Employment & Training

Mission & Purpose

The Mayor's Office of Employment and Training has a primary focus, to service unemployed low to middle income adults, seniors and disabled residents of the City of East Orange.

Our program offers employment activities and training that will maximize the opportunities for a career to obtain entry level/professional jobs and achieve their goal of self-worth and independence through providing a new career.

Achieving Life Change

We will work with you in your quest to achieve a "Life Change" by offering:
  • Community Resource Information
  • Counseling
  • Job Clubs
  • Mentoring
  • Office Etiquette and Empowerment Workshops
  • Personal Developmental Plans
  • Referrals
You will also have use of state of the art computer equipment, telephones, fax machines and copier service for your job search.
  1. Benefits
  2. Enrolling
  3. Programs & Courses


Clients will receive an introduction to services, as well as assistance in completing the required forms to determine eligibility for specific programs offered throughout the Employment and Training/Workforce Development System. They will also be referred to other services offered through our partners.

Workforce Development/Employment & Training Available Services

Services available through the Employment and Training/Workforce Development network include:
  • Assistance to employers in need of hiring skilled workers
  • Career assessment/counseling
  • Education, and training
  • Information and/or referrals to jobs
  • Interview preparation techniques
  • Job placement assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Labor market information
  • Orientation
  • Space for employers to interview participants for job opportunities
  • Telephone access and computer room to contact employers
  • Transportation services

Free Skills Training Courses

New to our Division is the offering of free skills training courses. There will be "Skills Training Seminars" to announce the beginning of each training course and alert the public of the upcoming opportunities. The training programs will provide participants who successfully complete the training with a new career.