Jaime Gonzalez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 1962. His parents moved to Camden, New Jersey when he was a baby. After his father passed away, he dropped out of high school to work to help support the family. He has worked in the scrapyard business during his career and describes starting at the ground level and working his way up to becoming a maintenance supervisor. In the interview, he discusses getting married, becoming a parent and then a grandparent, moving to Pennsauken, visiting Puerto Rico, and being a homeowner.
This oral history interview was conducted as a part of the Latino New Jersey History Project, directed by Dr. Lilia Fernandez.