The Arc of Atlantic County will host a targeted hiring event for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm at The Arc of Atlantic County, located at 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.

Following last year’s successful job fair, the event will once again bring together Atlantic County employers with individuals seeking full and part-time positions. Applicants will be able to explore career opportunities, access community resources, and participate in on-site interviews.

“Last year we had more than 20 employers and 75 job seekers attend the hiring event,” said Pat Jones, Chief Operations Officer, The Arc of Atlantic County. “People were appreciative of the opportunity to meet with employers and talk about job opportunities. One applicant even said, ‘Thank you so much. I prayed for this. They don’t usually have job fairs for people with disabilities.’”

Individuals with disabilities are willing and eager to work, and adding this population to the workforce can provide valuable benefits, including insights into how to serve customers with disabilities; high retention rates and productivity; improvements to company morale and overall culture; and federal and state tax deductions and financial incentives.

Businesses and resource groups interested in attending this event must pre-register before March 1, 2024. There is no cost to participate, and lunch will be provided to all employer representatives. Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register for the hiring event, but same day registration will also be available. For all inquiries, please contact Lisa Etheridge, Supported Employment Specialist, at 609.485.0800 x 225 or

For more information about The Arc of Atlantic County, please contact Kirby Reed, Assistant Director of Development and Community Outreach, 609-485-0800 x 137 or

About The Arc of Atlantic County: The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education, and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, work, and play. The Arc of Atlantic County serves 1,000 individuals and their families annually in Southern New Jersey and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.

Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.

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