NJIT, in partnership with the City of Newark and Newark Alliance, is committed to and participating in Newark 2020: Hire, Buy Live Local.

Under this initiative NJIT, along with other Newark based partner organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, is establishing specific targets for employing more local residents, increasing procurement of goods and services from local businesses, and providing rental incentives to eligible NJIT employees living in local, designated neighborhoods.

This partnership relies on three integrated interrelated strategies: Hire, Buy, Live Local Newark.

  • Hire Newark will connect 2,020 of the city’s unemployed to full-time living wage jobs by the year 2020 cutting in half the employment gap between Newark and New Jersey as a whole.
  • Buy Newark will support the growth of local businesses and match them to the purchasing needs of other Newark businesses large and small including the anchors, which are committed to increasing overall local procurement by 2020.
  • Live Local Newark will attract more employees, faculty and students to live in the city and provide existing residents with rental incentives. For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

NJIT is proud to join Rutgers-Newark, RWJBarnabas Health, Prudential, PSE&G, United Airlines, Audible, and Panasonic, among the growing list of organizations, in this ambitious and important community based initiative.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Lazer, Director, Organization Performance Excellence, at lazer@njit.edu or extension 3143.