The Union County Workforce Development Board, appointed by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and operating in accordance with federal and state policies and procedures, plays a pivotal role in workforce development under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), catering to adults, dislocated workers, youth, and the Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) populations.
Their multifaceted responsibilities encompass convening stakeholders, formulating and executing local plans, overseeing system performance, and cultivating partnerships within Union County.
They conduct comprehensive labor market analysis, supervise program delivery for all eligible populations, manage budgets, strengthen capacity, advocate for policy reforms, promote best practices, ensure equitable access, and prioritize youth employment initiatives.
Essentially, the Union County Workforce Development Board serves as the linchpin for workforce development, aligning their endeavors with state and federal objectives while addressing the distinctive labor market needs of Union County across all relevant demographic groups.
The Union County Workforce Development Board funds a comprehensive array of services aimed at enhancing the employability and career prospects of individuals in Union County.
These services encompass an extensive range of work-based learning opportunities, apprenticeship programs, and all the career services provided under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), all conveniently accessible through the Union County American Job Center, as operated by the Union County Department of Human Services.
Whether individuals are seeking skill development through apprenticeships, job training, or workshops, or in need of career counseling, job placement assistance, labor market information, or access to adult education and literacy programs, the Union County Workforce Development Board ensures that a diverse set of services is readily available.
These initiatives not only empower adults, dislocated workers, youth, and Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) populations with valuable skills but also connect them to meaningful employment opportunities in alignment with the evolving demands of the local labor market.