|Posted on December 29, 2017 at 7:40 PM|
(Atlantic City, NJ) - Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian said Thursday, “When I became Mayor four years ago, it was very important to me to make sure as many Atlantic City residents as possible were able to find meaningful employment. That mission became twice as important when several casinos suddenly closed in 2014.
I want to personally thank Eric Reynolds and his team of Marcus Wilson, Jessica Dawn, Dee Kelly, and Karen McCormick who made up the very successful “Mayor’s Employment & Jobs Training Program.” These dedicated men and women worked hard on my behalf for the last four years to find employment for Atlantic City residents. Together, they placed over 780 Atlantic County residents, with 445 of them being Atlantic City resident, into meaningful jobs since 2014.
This program has been a tremendous success since 2014 when I was able to persuade the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to give the City $400,000 to begin the program. With tremendous support from Senator Cory Booker, Senator Bob Menendez, and Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Department of Labor Commissioner Bob Wirths, and many more, the funding has continued to support this vital service to our residents.
I have the utmost respect for Eric Reynolds and his team. I hope that the program continues with the next administration. It was very successful and benefited a lot of people in Atlantic City.”