Soundview Paper Co., the parent company of the Marcal Paper Mill, destroyed by fire last week, says it is creating a website to help hundreds of affected workers find new jobs.
“We have launched a new website page for Marcal workers to learn of hundreds of job opportunities at local businesses, as well as at companies owned by Atlas Holdings around the country,” Rob Baron, president and chief executive officer of Soundview, said in a prepared statement released Feb. 6.
“A link to the list of open positions has been provided to each worker who lost their job as a result of the January 30th fire. We have created a dedicated email address, [email protected], enabling employers to share their open positions with our team. We encourage all employers to send their job listings to this email address.”
On Jan. 30, a devastating fire at the landmark New Jersey paper plant in Elmwood Park left 500 people unemployed.
The company said employees will have access to additional transition aid and extended health benefits.
In the statement, Baron added that on Feb. 8, at 10:00 a.m., Marcal is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Labor, the Bergen County Executive, and local and state officials to host a job fair for displaced workers.
The fair will be held at the Technology Building at Bergen County Community College in Paramus.
Soundview Paper said operations at its Vermont location are being ramped up.