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Sumter Encourages Resource Fair for Former A&P Workers, Says Thousands Out of Work Due to Closings

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter cites recent layoffs and A&P stores closings in her district, which will leave thousands out of work around the state, as reason to engage and inform residents of state and local resources available that will help them navigate tough times.

“The closings of A&P Company affiliated stores such as Pathmark and Food Basics, has placed many residents out of work and in a huge predicament at the onset of the holiday season,” said Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic). “New Jersey residents affected by these closings need assistance navigating unemployment and, especially, searching for a new job.”

Sumter encourages residents who are former A&P employees and UFCW/RWDSU members to attend a member resource fair on Friday, October 2 at the UFCW Local 464, 245 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls, NJ 07424. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The State Department of Labor will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.

“Hundreds of residents have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and need our help and support,” Sumter said. “A resource fair is important to introduce residents to programs that will help them until they get back on their feet.”