Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board

Greater Raritan Workforce Development  Board

The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board and state system partners provide funding, services and resources to support businesses and non-profit organizations in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties with hiring, training and retention needs.

  • Job postings and talent search: Utilize the national labor market exchange site and local Job Match team to promote job openings:
  • Virtual Job Fairs and Information Sessions: Events focused on employers' hiring needs and opportunity to share information about the company with job seekers
  • Return & Earn and On-the-Job Training: Provide 50% wage reimbursement for a training period to NJ employers who hire eligible applicants with identifiable skill gaps
  • Federal Bonding Program: Insurance for hiring job seekers with risk factors – including poor credit score, recovering from substance abuse, on public assistance or are justice involved
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program: Federal tax credit for employers who hire individuals from target groups with significant barriers to employment Additional services for veteran-friendly companies and companies who want to employ people with disabilities
  • On-the-Job Training: Get help covering the costs of training a full-time new hire (unemployed or underemployed) with a 50 percent reimbursement of a new employee’s salary for a period
  • Incumbent Worker Training: Receive funding of up to $4,000 per employee to provide targeted cohort upskilling/cross-training to help employees and employers remain competitive
  • SkillUp Greater Raritan: Enroll workers in free New Manager and Job Readiness Badge programs which take 16-20 hours to complete over a 60-day period or get help building a custom track using existing courses