Business Services

The Business and Economic Development Committee of the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of private and public sector members with the goal to bridge the gap between small to mid-sized businesses and the local workforce development system.

Primary goals include:

  • Identify employment needs of the business community.
  • Match the right employees to the right employers.
  • Effectively communicate hiring incentives and recruitment services.

Recruitment services and flexible hiring incentives are available to all local employers, including those opening or expanding county business and industry in Atlantic County. The agency has a history of producing highly trained, screened candidates that are better prepared for employment in specific fields.  The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board is authorized to provide pre-screened, pre-qualified candidates designed to meet employer needs. Dedicate your time to growing your business. Let us help you find the right employees.

In a rapidly changing employment market it is critical to have a fluid statewide work force system that can respond quickly to the needs of employers and job-seekers. Talent Networks have been established to focus on the specific needs of key industries in the state in order to connect employers, job seekers, the One Stop Career Centers and educational institutions to achieve the common goal of helping current job seekers develop relevant skills that lead to job opportunities, helping employers find qualified employees, and to ensure that New Jerseyans have access to training and educational opportunities that lead to the jobs of the future.

In our current economic climate, it is extremely important for businesses to have ready access to qualified individuals to meet their staffing needs.  Using the shared resources of the New Jersey Department of Labor’s Business Services Representative, Employment Services and the training resources of the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, local employment and training services are well positioned to address industry needs.

The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board is authorized to provide guidance and funding for services tied to the employment and training of eligible workforce representatives.  This training can include a number of different services that are beneficial to both the candidate for employment and the business owner.  These services include:

  1. On the Job Training- provides a 70% wage reimbursement to offset the cost of training new or existing employees while working on the job. In most cases, the training is provided by experienced workers or supervisors. (Up to $6,000 per trainee) 
  2. Customized Training- training provided to meet a specific skill need of an employer.  This training is usually provided as a cohort training and is offered as a contracted service, usually through the local community college. (Up to $5,000 per trainee)
  3. Incumbent Worker Training- This training can be provided to existing employees in order to create a more skilled worker to improve an industry’s ability to compete and prevent the potential for worker layoffs.  (Funding can include 50% of training cost, up to $5,000 per trainee)
  4. Registered Apprenticeship Programs- The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board is an approved intermediary of the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship.  As such we can assist in the development and funding of registered apprenticeship programs for the internal development and expansion of existing businesses.

For more information on business services, contact Samuel Wear at samuel.wear@dol.nj.gov.