Newark Works serves as the One-Stop Operator, and is responsible for managing the customer operations and services for the Newark One-Stop, under the direction of the NWDB. They provide employment and training programs for:
- Adults, Youth & Dislocated Workers
- Unemployed & Underemployed
- Seniors, Veterans & Disabled
- Re-Entry and Residents receiving Public Assistance
The service units under Newark Works include:
- Counseling & Referral
- Workforce Learning Link
- Youth One-Stop
- Job Placement
Each Unit conducts intake and eligibility with customers, provides assessment and counseling and assists the customer in developing an Individual Service Strategy (ISS) used to outline specific goals and objectives, while making appropriate referrals to the various educational and vocational programs. Newark Works provides service through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) and class-size vendor contracts that provide both educational enhancements, and training in demand occupations. Newark Works is committed to preparing Newark Residents for and helping to place them in sustainable employment that pays a livable wage.
The Youth One-Stop serves In-school Youth ages 14-18, and Out-of-School young adults, ages 18-24, with seeking and gaining, as well as occupational and educational training. The Youth Office also facilitates many special projects and events, culminating in the Summer Youth Employment Program, which employs thousands of young Newark residents every year. Youth participants receive work experience, leadership training, financial literacy and academic enhancements.
Re-entry is devoted to helping formerly incarcerated Newark Residents receive appropriate referrals to vocational, educational and life skills training, enabling them to enter the labor market and become productive members of the community. The office provides supportive services, counseling and intervention.
Newark Works Director: Tom Bacote
Youth One-Stop Director: Rigoberto Salas
Re-entry/Career Services Manager: Fred Murphy