Prospect Of Jobs Draws Thousands To Camden Site

Map of New Jersey highlighting Camden County

Map of New Jersey highlighting Camden County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The news that a company coming to Camden would be accepting applications for as many as 1,000 positions brought double that number of people to a job fair whose organizers combined it with a political rally Monday afternoon.

Amir Khan, a Camden mayoral candidate, hosted the ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular temporary housing units that is leasing a former factory building at East State Street and River Avenue.

Khan, who said he has no financial stake in the company, said he was a friend of Acts owner Irv Richter, who is also chairman and chief executive of the Evesham-based construction management company Hill International.

Khan, who last year failed in a bid to open a charter school catering to suburban children, said he persuaded the businessman to locate Acts, a subsidiary of AlphaGen International, in Camden instead of Mississippi.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131015_Prospect_of_jobs_draws_thousands_to_Camden_site.html#rzHGfjxPUWvGmlOb.99

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