What We Do
For Job Seekers
Because the WIB is composed of private and public-sector leaders from business, education, labor, community and faith-based organizations, and government, it is uniquely positioned to help connect job seekers to jobs. Whether you’ve lost your job or need to apply for employment for the first time, the Bergen One-Stop Career Center can help. The One-Stop Career Center provides dozens of employment resources, most of which are free of charge. Special programs are available to assist you if you have a disability, need literacy services, are a veteran, have been laid off, or are on welfare.More
The Bergen County Workforce Investment Board oversees the One-Stop Career Center, and acts as a liaison between the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) and local businesses, connecting employers to incentive programs, training grants, tax credits, on-the-job training for workers, and other business-related services. The WIB monitors the One-Stop Career Center, which assists in recruiting and training employees. Local businesses use the One-Stop Career Center to screen and recruit workers through recruitment events, job fairs, customized sessions, and more.More
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
WIOA IN-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM
Bergen WDB Request for Proposals: Soliciting proposals from organizations interested in operating In-School Youth programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the period beginning July 1, 2017. Youth programs provide comprehensive education and employment preparation services via a skills-based design to eligible youth age fourteen through twenty-one.
Technical Assistance Conference: March 16, 2017
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017.
Download the full In-School Youth RFP for further details.
Announcing Candidates for the 2017 WDB Board of Directors Election
On behalf of the Governance Committee, we present the following official candidates to be placed on the ballot:
Secretary, Michele Talamo, Term July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 (Talamo Election Packet)
Treasurer, George Charne, Term July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 (Charne Election Packet)
Voting will take place at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Any Board Member who is unable to attend the Election Meeting may vote by absentee ballot or by alternate/proxy designation pursuant to the WDB Bylaws, but not both.
Please contact Carol Polack for absentee ballots or alternate/proxy designation forms.
The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development is proud to announce the launch of the New Jersey Career Connections website, a new job search and career navigation platform taking the place of Jobs4Jersey.com.
New Jersey Career Connections was designed in collaboration with government agencies, county colleges, libraries, and community and faith-based organizations to unify service delivery at One-Stop Career Centers, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services locations, public libraries, community colleges, and partner locations throughout New Jersey.
When fully implemented, the New Jersey Career Connections Network will offer New Jerseyans an unprecedented number of locations where they can access a unified approach to career exploration and navigation. The department has partnered with county colleges to provide training on the Career Connections model to more than 800 One-Stop, library and community college staff.