Presentation on theme: "1 New Jersey State Library, New Jersey State Library Association, the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, Department of Labor and Workforce Development."— Presentation transcript:
1 New Jersey State Library, New Jersey State Library Association, the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, Department of Labor and Workforce Development Training Seminar David L. Socolow Jon S. Corzine Commissioner Governor
2 Goals Partner with the New Jersey Library Association and provide essential Workforce information and services to clients in a alternative location Empower Library Association staff to assist unemployed clients file a unemployment insurance claim online at Library facilities.
3 Review the connection between Workforce Development and the New Jersey Library Association. Discuss the Workforce system. Objectives:
4 Why Collaborate? Develop strategies to meet business needs Build system competencies Develop Effective relationships Assist underserved Leverage resources to meet customer needs
5 State of New Jersey’s Economy Employment Changes in Industry Rising Unemployment
6 Economic and Social conditions Currently, the national unemployment rate is at 8.5% compared to New Jersey’s rate of 8.2%. As the economy worsens, the public is increasingly turning to Libraries and One-Stop Career Centers for assistance.
11 Who we serve in the Workforce System Adult Dislocated Workers Youth Business
12 Special Population Adults Reentry Veterans Disable Youth Juvenile Reentry At Risk Youth Drop-Outs
13 Programs and Services in the NJ Workforce System Job search Resume Preparation Interviewing Skills Customized Training Testing / Assessment Employment Plans Reentry Services Literacy Programs Vocational Counseling Job Development Subsidized Employment Vocational Training Recruit and Refer
14 Partners in the Workforce System Workforce Investment Boards One-Stop Career Centers New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Economic Development Community Colleges Business/ Employers Public/Private Trade Organizations Education Service providers WIRED Regional Grants
15 Ways to Collaborate Referrals Coordination with Workforce Investment Boards Service / Training Providers Collaborations with One-Stops
16 One-Stop / Non-Profit Collaboration Can help to address the growing needs of New Jersey’s workforce, especially in times of economic hardship. Will create additional access points for those people who need help from government, especially for those already served by Non-Profit Organizations. To meet the increasing numbers of people filing new UI claims, this partnership can allow Non- Profit Organizations to facilitate online application process for participants.
17 To connect with your local WIB… http://www.njsetc.net/boards/names_in.htm http://www.njsetc.net/boards/names_in.htm
18 To find a local One-Stop… http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/findjob/ onestop/services.html http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/findjob/ onestop/services.html
19 For NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Contact information… http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/index.shtml http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/index.shtml