A week ago, Swissport USA contacted the Christie Administration asking for help in filling posts with the aviation ground services company at Newark Liberty International Airport as it opens a new cargo and baggage handling operation this spring.

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The State Department of Labor began pre-screening applicants for the job, and will continue that effort as a pool of thousands of potential new hires are directed for final interviews with the company.

Labor commissioner Hal Wirths says, “Swissport USA is eager to get its cargo operation up and running, so our department has moved quickly by lining up potential hires from people with resumes in our Jobs4Jersey.com search engine, people who joined our Jersey Job Clubs, our Talent Networks and our veteran outreach services.”

Priority Consideration Given to Sandy Victims

Priority consideration will be given to people displaced by Superstorm Sandy and New Jersey’s long-term unemployed, particularly those already involved in storm cleanup efforts through a National Emergency Grant secured by Governor Chris Christie.

Gregory Reeves, Swissport USA Senior Vice President Human Resources says, “We are happy to partner with the New Jersey Department of Labor to help us find qualified individuals to staff our operations at Newark Airport.”

The available positions range from warehouse agents and cargo office agents to supervisors.

Candidates are required to have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma, a clean record and a steady work history.