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Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Launches Online Jobs Portal


CAMDEN – Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a Camden-based community development company, has launched an online job portal for job seekers in the area to search nearby job opportunities.

The site, https://coopersferry.com/job-opportunities, went live on Tuesday, said Kris Kolluri, CEO of Cooper’s Ferry.

The Town of Camden is seeking an outside entity to manage its long delayed Camden Works initiative.

Kolluri said the online portal, which is a tab on Cooper’s Ferry’s main website, was a “first step” towards streamlining the process for job seekers in Camden, where companies such as Subaru of America , Campbell’s Soup, American Water, Holtec International and EMR are headquartered.

The site lists jobs at companies such as Cooper University Hospital, CAMCare Health, Camden Yards Steel, Coriell Institute, EMR, Holtec, Lockheed Martin, L3Harris Technologies, American Water, NFI, ResinTech, Virtua Health, Subaru, and others. The site also includes links to jobs in state, city, and county governments, as well as Rutgers and Rowan Universities and Camden County College.

Hopeworks ‘N’ Camden, a nonprofit that trains teens and young adults in tech careers, added the portal to the Cooper’s Ferry website, Kolluri said, working on a tight turnaround to get the site is operational quickly. More features will also be added, he said.

In an August 2 letter to Kevin Quinn, chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Camden Mayor Frank Moran provided an assessment of the city’s employment landscape since the advent of the Economic Opportunity Act 2013, which spurred a wave of development in Camden with tax incentives for businesses wishing to locate in the city.

Moran was responding to Quinn’s July 24 written request for information on specific data on which companies have benefited from the EOA and how many city residents they have hired.

“After 50 years of social and economic isolation, Camden is on a growth trajectory,” Moran wrote. He highlighted Camden’s 6.6 percent unemployment rate, near a 30-year low, and noted Camden’s place as a regional employment hub for South Jersey, particularly for those who work in the medical and educational fields.

Moran also noted that a preliminary analysis from Cooper’s Ferry found that over 4,600 jobs were created in Camden in 2017 and at least 1,250 of those jobs went to Camden residents. He admitted, however, that the city “still has a lot of work to do compared to the state as a whole.”

Phaedra Trethan has been a journalist and editor in South Jersey since 2007 and has been covering Camden since 2015. She has lived in South Jersey since 1971. Contact her with comments, news or questions at ptrethan @ gannettnj.com, on Twitter @CP_Phaedra, or by phone at 856-486-2417.

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