About the Newark Workforce Development Board

What is the NWDB?

The Newark Workforce Development Board (NWDB) is a business-led board that acts like a Board of Directors to identify the needs of the local job market and to link resources.  The NWDB also works in conjunction with economic development and related organizations to promote economic growth and to fully utilize the workforce system.  The NWDB is charged with integrating publicly funded workforce services and job training programs into a system that is flexible, seamless, accountable, and responsive to the needs of both workers and businesses.

The NWDB is based at the Newark One-Stop Career Center. One-Stop Career Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act and more recently the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services, including positive recruitment events for employers. Customers can visit a center in person, call, or visit the center's information through the internet. The Newark One-Stop should be your first stop for jobs, training, and financial help.

We are responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight for the Newark One-Stop Career Center, which includes Newark Works, Newark Youth One-Stop, Newark Career Training Center and the Office of Re-Entry.