The Career Closet is currently closed due to Covid, and no donations are being taken at this time.

The Career Closet of NCJW/Essex, located in Livingston, NJ, provides needed interview and career-appropriate clothing to women who are returning to the workforce or starting work for the first time. Clients are referred by the NCJW/Essex Center for Women and other social service agencies in the Essex County area that are dedicated to helping women and families.  These women receive the clothing they need to present themselves in a professional manner to prospective employers.  Clothing is free to our clients.

Career Closet clients shop by appointment only and are assisted by personal shoppers who help select clothing suitable for that all-important job interview or to start a new job with confidence. Each client receives enough clothing to get them through a week of work.

The Career Closet is open for clients by appointment ONLY and requires a signed voucher. Clients must be referred by a social service agency or a Center for Women Case Manager.

Appointments must be scheduled in advance.

If you cannot make it to your appointment, please contact the NCJW/Essex Center for Women to cancel or reschedule.

Contact us if you are a social service agency and would like more information on becoming a referral agency to the Career Closet.

Contact Us: (973) 994-4994 or