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Business

New Arrivals Can Apply for Authorization to Work

The Department of Homeland Security has taken several actions to expand access to employment authorization, including improvements to processing of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications filed by certain parolees, and extending and redesignating Venezuela and Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).   The migrant community in need of work -- and employers interested in hiring -- are encouraged to fill out the forms below to establish a line of communication with our department. 

Happy Anniversary to the SBA!

Celebrating 70 years of service to America's small businesses

In response to the Great Depression and WWII, the Small Business Administration (SBA) was founded under the 1953 Small Business Act to “aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns.”   Read about the history of the SBA here. 

July is Independent Retailer Month

Started in July 2011,  Independent Retailer Month highlights the important role local merchants play in the community, economy and overall retail sector. Today, Independent Retailer Month encourages consumers to celebrate the independent retailers that are the backbone of our communities and engages independent retailer associations and local officials to promote shop local campaigns.  Learn more here

Business Assistance for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

Despite facing numerous challenges and discrimination, the LGBTQ+ business community contributes an estimated $1.7 trillion to the nation's economic output each year, creating thousands of new jobs.   SCORE supports all entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. Tools to support small business owners include 24/7 expert mentoring, resilience training and on-demand educational resources. Visit SCORE.org to learn more.

Coach USA Job Fair

Apply Instantly--Interview on-the-Spot--Talk to a CoachUSA Driver!

Thursday, June 22 from 2 - 6 PM

At the Transportation and Commerce Center (Lobby), 551 Old Bridge Turnpike, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

40 positions available for commuter and charter bus drivers. Applicants must have a clean driving record and a CDL with passenger and air brake endorsement or a permit.

Job Benefits Include:

Business Assistance for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders

SCORE is dedicated to helping AANHPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) own one in 10 American businesses. Highly reliant on self and community, their work ethic produces the highest average small business receipts of any ethnic group. Despite these achievements, AANHPI entrepreneurs face racial discrimination and harassment that challenges their success and interferes with hiring employees, attracting customers, and accessing financing.

Celebrate Small Business!

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the hard work, ingenuity, and dedication of America’s small businesses, and celebrates their contributions to the economy.  This year, National Small Business Week is being held the week of April 30 - May 6. NSBW is co-hosted by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses and a resource partner of SBA.