TV personality/retired basketball player Shaquille O'Neal speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

TV personality/retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

*Shaquille O’Neal has lent his huge hands to the launch of a new jobs program in his Newark, NJ hometown with hopes of increasing access to unions and construction jobs in the city.

O’Neal teamed with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday to unveil Project Impact Newark. The goal is to prepare residents for union entrance exams and help secure apprenticeship positions with plumbing, carpentry and laborer unions.

The program will connect eligible residents for training and jobs to help build a 169-unit luxury high-rise apartment tower that is being constructed by Boraie Development in a partnership with O’Neal.

The NBA vet and TV analyst says he will move into the top floor of the building once it’s completed.