Job hunting? Here are 100 companies attending N.J. fair//Greg Adomaitis//

Camden County's 2016 Spring Job Fair is just around the corner and more than 100 employers — offering a vast array of positions — will be in attendance.

The event, held in cooperation with the Camden County One-Stop Resource Center, is scheduled for Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BB&T Pavilion at 1 Harbour Boulevard, in Camden. Free parking and job-seeker workshops are also being offered.

Shaped by Camden, and now shaping it//Kevin Riordan//

Nyeema C. Watson was raised at 34th and Mitchell in East Camden, two blocks from a drug corner and 30 blocks from her future.

"I was the ninth of 11 children, and my parents sheltered and protected me," says Watson, 38, who was named assistant chancellor for civic engagement at Rutgers-Camden last July.

"All of who I am is prefaced by my growing up here."

Camden health initiative goes national//Alison Steele//

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, a group devoted to studying the city's health-care needs, is taking its mission national. Organizers are establishing a center devoted to finding solutions for treating the nation's high-cost patients, the coalition announced this week.

Jeffrey C. Brenner, director of Cooper University's Institute of Urban Health and the Camden physician who founded the coalition, said the center would be the first such organization in the country.

New S. Jersey incubator course to shine spotlight on Camden as startup hub//Alison Burdo//Philadelphia Business Journal

A local incubator space is launching a new program aimed at the most nascent entrepreneurs as part of an effort to make Camden a competitor to Philadelphia in the startup space.

Camden CoLab is teaming up with one of its tenants, the nonprofit Hopeworks 'N Camden, to offer a six-week course for budding members of the business community.

Set to start in April, the curriculum is open to applicants who are at "phase zero."

Redd on Camden: 'Beginning to see seeds grow'//Phaedra Trethan//Courier-Post

CAMDEN — Mayor Dana Redd said Wednesday the city is "progressing and rising to unprecedented levels of promise," but acknowledged there was still much work to do to make sure residents were not left behind as Camden welcomes new growth and development.

How Camden schools plan to employ, assist city residents//Greg Aomaitis//

School district officials joined city leaders Monday to announce a handful of new "community benefit agreements" that will — in part — give Camden residents employment opportunities.

Under the plan, city-based renaissance schools will commit additional resources to family programming and give preference to local residents for jobs and other contracts.

For 76ers, this is what 'state-of-the-art' looks like in Camden//Greg Adomaitis//

While it remains a work in progress, the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday released a digital rendering of what its new "state-of-the-art" training facility coming to the Camden waterfront later this year is expected to look like.

The 125,000-square-foot building will be the largest practice facility in the NBA and provide the space to bring both basketball and business operations under one roof.

Senatorial shovel: Cory Booker joins Camden cleanup crew//Phaedra Trethan//Courier-Post

CAMDEN - While New Jersey residents are unlikely to see Gov. Chris Christie ride into Margate with a mop, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker appeared in Camden Tuesday morning, two snow shovels slung over his shoulders.

The Democrat and former Newark mayor joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd, Camden County Freeholder Bill Moen and volunteers with the city's PowerCorps program to shovel out sidewalks, driveways and even an entire street.

A hack-athon for Camden focuses on violence//Allison Steele//

Last fall, the youth development organization Hopeworks 'N Camden hosted its first-ever hack-athon, an event aimed at using technology to find solutions to the city's economic problems.

Meet the Unsung Heroes of Camden, NJ Tackling Gun Violence Head-On (VIDEO)

Mic, a leading news and media company, engages over 19 million readers and viewers each month with stories that cover a range of subjects, such as U.S. and global politics, arts, and cultural affairs. Their goal is to incorporate unique sensibility that "helps our generation stay informed and make sense of the world." This month features a video that introduces the Cure4Camden team and their mission to cure violence in the surrounding communities. 

Meet Camden's unsung heroes in the video below:


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