About Us

The Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, labor unions and community-based organization to inform Hudson County’s and Jersey City’s workforce and economic development strategies and ensure that the workforce development system’s efforts to create a strong workforce are aligned with employer demands.

The HCWIB conducts oversight of and sets broad priorities for allocation of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to ensure that investments in the workforce development system are meeting the needs of industry and the education and training of current and future workers.

WDB MEMBERS

The Hudson County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of volunteer members, and includes leaders of local businesses, educational institutions, labor unions, community-based organizations, and other government agencies.  Pursuant to federal requirements, at least 51% of the voting members are from the private sector.

PUBLIC NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT

Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development 2016-2020 Local Plan is available for review on our web site at:  www.hudsonworkforce.org

The 4-Year Plan provides information on workforce development strategies, and a review of programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The public comment period will expire at close of business on April 3, 2017. .

All public comments on the plan must be submitted via email to: jfugazzie@hcnj.us.

A hard copy of the plan is also available by request by email.

The North Jersey Partners 2016-2020 Regional Plan is also available for review on our web site.

 

BUSINESS MEMBERS

  • Nadine Augusta, Depository Trust and Lending Corp.
  • Mark Bocchieri, Verizon
  • Donna Cahill, Palisades Medical Center
  • Domenick D’Agosta, Retired Banker
  • Caren Freyer-DeSouza, PSE&G
  • Eduardo Gonzalez, Deutsche Bank
  • Roger Hejazi, Chicken Delight
  • Chris Jeter, NJ Transit
  • Roger Jones, Jones & Associates Communications
  • James Kirkos, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce
  • John Libitiz, United Water
  • Mary McDonald, Liberty Science Center
  • Maria Nieves, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Frank Petronella, Farmers Insurance
  • Craig Pintado, Walgreens
  • Lourdes Valdes, Liberty Health
  • Henry Poltkin, Jersey City Employment & Training Program
  • Gregorio Racelis, Racelis Realty
  • Joseph Tettah, New Jersey City University Business Development Incubator
  • Paul Silverman, SILVERMAN
  • Deidra Viney, Express Personnel Services

Chanda Gibson, Goldman Sachs

CHAIR

Laura Skolar, Century 21 Real Estate

VICE-CHAIR

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION (CBO) MEMBERS

  • Roseann Mazzeo, Women Rising
  • Patricia Robinson, Urban League
  • Maureen Walliser, Hudson Community Enterprises

 

ORGANIZED LABOR MEMBERS

  • Peter Busacca, HC Central Labor Union #827
  • Patrick Kellher, Plumbers Local 24
  • Ann Walsh, Local 827, IBEW-AFL-CIO

 

EDUCATION MEMBERS

  • Eric Friedman, Hudson County Community College
  • Frank Gargiulo, Hudson County Schools of Technology
  • Monica Tone, NJ Department of Education
  • Juanita Sifflet, Jersey City Public Schools

 

ONE-STOP MEMBERS

  • Ben Lopez, Hudson County Department of Family Services
  • Steve Smith, Hudson County One-Stop Career Development Center
  • Keith Davis, Jersey City Employment & Training Program
  • Emanuel Paige, NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Anand Sumaithangi, NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

OTHER MEMBERS

  • Marily Gonzalez- Vazquez, Heightened Independence & Progress
  • Betsy Padilla, Jersey City Employment & Training Program

ABOUT US

 

Hudson County Workforce Development Board

257 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Email: jfugazzie@hcnj.us