Explore the tools the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (LWD) offers to help lead you to your next career opportunity, including OnRamp, LWD's premiere job-search tool and the Jersey Job Clubs, focused on building the real-world job-search skills neccesary to compete in today's workforce.
Check out careers in New Jersey's seven key industries and watch career videos, learn about required education, and search for training programs. This section is especially useful for anyone thinking of changing course in their career, or for those just starting out in the workforce.
Are you looking for a job? A New Jersey One-Stop Career Center is the place to start. Located throughout New Jersey, One-Stop Career Centers offer services (free of charge) to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a 21st century work environment.
The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. We'll help you develop new skills and build up skills you already have. There are 23 local Job Clubs and six statewide industry-specific talent network Job Clubs throughout New Jersey.
New Jersey offers multiple avenues for gaining the additional training you may need as you work towards re-employment. From Adult Basic Education to On the Job (OJT) training, there are programs to fit a variety of jobseekers' circumstances. Find out about the programs LWD offers as well as many other training programs available throughout the State.
In the One-Stop Career Center, there is a Veterans Representative
who specializes in helping veterans find the jobs and opportunities for which they qualify. In addition to priority referrals to jobs, veterans can enroll in free job search workshops, find help developing a resume, learn about career training programs and get help understanding the network of veterans' benefits available through the Veterans Administration, state and local governments.
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or keep their existing jobs. For over 80 years, the mission of the New Jersey federal/state vocational rehabilitation system has been to help people with disabilities prepare for and obtain work that is consistent with their abilities, strengths, priorities, and capabilities.
Learn about New Jersey Youth Corps, one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. In addition, the Youth Transitions to Work program is a competitive grant offered by LWD to provide greater opportunities and incentives for high school juniors and seniors and facilitate effective transitions to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand, apprenticeable occupations.
If you are 55 years of age or older, interested in paid work experience, and on a limited income you may qualify for free occupational training.
If you are an ex-offender in need of services, your One-Stop Career Center
can help. Each of NJ's local One-Stops has trained staff available to assist you. They focus on a particular list of employers who have hired ex-offenders before, or have indicated that they are interested in doing so.
Additional assistance may be available to you. Find out more about the services for which you may qualify.