Job fair held for Marcal employees who lost jobs in fire

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State and Bergen County officials held a job fair Friday for the 500 Marcal Paper Mill employees who lost their jobs when the factory burned down.

"They are looking to actually have people signed up, employed and ready to go on Monday,” says Bergen County Executive James Tedesco.

Isabel Campos, of Paterson, attended the job fair with some co-workers and her 3-year-old son, Aiden.

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"I think we'll all find something. Everybody is reaching out from other companies as well, so it's good,” she says.

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The job fair was held at Bergen Community College. Rooms were set up so that the employees can have interviews for the new jobs right there and then.


Marcal also launched a website for workers to learn of hundreds of job opportunities at local businesses, as well as jobs available around the country.

The fire took place Jan. 30, destroying the iconic Bergen County building. No one was injured. The cause is still under investigation.

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