JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey has been hired by the new mayor of Jersey City.
Mayor Steve Fulop announced Friday that McGreevey will run a city commission dedicated to job creation and training.
The former Democratic governor has been working for a program that helps female prisoners.
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McGreevey served as governor for two years, resigned in 2004 shortly after announcing that he was “gay American” and amid revelations he’d had an affair with a man he’d put on his payroll.
Fulop says in addition to job creation and training, McGreevey will also develop prisoner re-integration programs.
Fulop assumed office July 1 after defeating the city’s longtime mayor.
The 36-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader has started auditing city agencies and recently released a 155-page “transition report.”
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