TRENTON — Approximately 125 city school nutrition workers will be rehired by new food service provider Aramark, but 10 others may lose jobs because they allegedly showed up smelling of alcohol for a job interview.

“This is something that I have been told about second-handedly. I don’t know if the employees were drunk, only that they smelled,” schools Superintendent Rodney Lofton said.

Lofton last night told City Council members that the matter needed further investigation.

City Council President Paul Pintella said employees are under severe stress.

Pintella questioned whether smelling of alcohol is a significant enough reason to disqualify a candidate.

North Ward rep Milford Bethea asked if any of the 10 workers had been given a breathalyzer test.

Lofton did not have an answer.