The Hudson County Workforce Investment Board
The Hudson County WIB is responsible for the planning, policy guidance, and oversight of the entire workforce development system including the integration of the welfare to work programs with the two One Stop Career Centers -- one in North Hudson, in Union City, New Jersey and one in Jersey City.
In partnership with the two elected officials, the Mayor of Jersey City and the Hudson County Executive, as the administrators and recipients of the various funding both governmental and private sector, the WIB has an overall goal to develop a sustainable and integrated career information, employment, educational, and training service that can serve the needs of both residents and the business community.
This employment and training system will be designed with business, labor, community and educational system involvement and will be driven by the needs of both the business labor market and the individuals seeking services and information.
Representatives from the private sector from major business organizations and economic development agencies are a majority of the WIB and are its primary resource for determining labor market demands. The community, educational and training organizations who are represented on the WIB, are the implementing partners with the One Stop Career Centers, to create an effective and cost efficient program based on quantitative and qualitative common measures of program performance.
The Hudson County WIB is also committed to multi-county economic development cooperation and planning and is involved in major regional initiatives with several counties and with the Meadowlands Development Commission and the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce.
The Hudson County One Stop Career System
The Hudson County and Jersey City One Stop Career Centers are designed to consolidate in two locations - for ease of use by both job seekers and employers - career information, educational, counseling, job search and referral to training resources and other services. The One Stop Centers in Hudson County are also models of consolidation of welfare to work services to the welfare and general assistance recipients in the City and County. The welfare to work offices in North Hudson at the Union City One Stop are totally integrated with the One Stop Center services and the campus of the state office building in Jersey City offers a similar integration of services for the Jersey City One Stop Center.
In addition, One Stop Career Centers house contracted youth programs, English-as-a-Second Language programs, literacy programs (Learning Links), GED testing, a Customer Service training program and "Dress for Success", an innovative specialized job search assistance program at the Jersey City Employment and Training Program.
Hudson County One Stop Career Center, 4800 Broadway, Second Floor, Union City, NJ 07087 ~ Tel: 201 271 4539, ask for Norma / Fax: 201 866 3261 www.hcstonline.org/cdc
Jersey City One Stop Career Center, 438 Summit Avenue, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 ~ Tel: 201 795 8800 / Fax: 201 271 4625
Jersey City Employment & Training Programs - 121-125 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302 ~ Tel: 201 413 7580 / Fax: 201 860 0007 http://www.jcetponline.org/