Workforce Programs


On-The-Job Training 

Provides reimbursement of 50% - 90% of a new-hire salary for up to 6 months to help defray the costs of training

Positive Recruitment

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers assistance recruiting qualified workers. 


Recovery4Jersey helps you rebuild your business by allowing you to hire the people you need to do the work you need done. To offset your hiring costs, this on-the-job training for a specific skills set. To participate your new hires must be unemployed New Jerseyans, currently receiving unemployment benefits, or exhausted their benefits. Workers must be paid $10 an hr or more. Positions must be full-time or long -term employment.


The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development offers competitively awarded training funds to help businesses develop industry specific solutions to the workforce training challenges they encounter. The Bergen County One-Stop Career Center is available to assist businesses with grant applications as well as to administer customized training to companies. 

For more information, please contact Sybrina Blissett, NJDOL & WD Bergen One-Stop Career Center at 201.343.8830.

Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Program

Manufacturing employers with up to 450 employees may be eligible for financial resources to upgrade the skills of employees working in the production of goods. One-time grants of up to $5,000 are available for each employee completing 52 weeks of employment as an apprentice under the Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Program. 

For more information, please contact Gerry Carol at 201-363-4000 ext. 7603.

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Joanne Cimiluca

Director of Economic Development

 Division of Economic Development

One Bergen County Plaza • 3rd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7336

Department of Administration and Finance

One Bergen County Plaza • 5th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7335 • Fax: 201-336-7304