(Jersey City, NJ) – To celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month, and to honor Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Hudson Community Enterprises (HCE) presented the Mayor with its Champions Award for his commitment to employing persons with disabilities.

After presentation of the award, Mayor Fulop noted that he was “accepting the recognition on behalf of all the people of Jersey City” and praised the work done by HCE for decades.

“The work done here by Hudson Community Enterprises is paramount and second to none,” said the Mayor. “You change people’s lives in a meaningful way and we are proud that you call Jersey City your home.”

Hudson Community Enterprises, a not-for-profit based in Jersey City whose mission is to employ persons with disabilities, welcomed the Mayor for the presentation of the Award, and a brief tour of the facility, including several enterprise businesses operated by HCE.

“HCE is a not-for-profit that has been providing training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities for over 60 years, and with support from people like Mayor Fulop, we’ll find more success for many more decades,” said Joseph Brown, HCE President. “Mayor Fulop is a true partner to HCE, and we
celebrate his assistance in our success now, and in the future as we advance the tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and community.”

Brown noted that Mayor Fulop was instrumental in supporting HCE’s application for federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) programs. Mayor Fulop also directly assisted HCE during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing on-site
vaccination at the HCE facility for 100 of its employees, helping to speed their re-entry to work. HCE operates five enterprise businesses, including building maintenance services, Electronic Content Management (ECM)/document scanning, document shredding, digital printing and packaging and fulfillment. Each of these businesses employs persons with disabilities, many of whom have been provided workforce development/training and vocational rehabilitation through HCE. Jersey City also utilizes HCE’s enterprise businesses to provide services to support the City’s operations, including building maintenance, document scanning and shredding, further supporting employment for persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities and other obstacles to employment should call HCE at 866-324-3337 to explore the many job and training opportunities available.