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Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board Seeks to Help Area Employers

The Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board (WDB) announced that funding is available to New Jersey businesses to train their existing employees with new skills and to recruit new workers through on-the-job training programs.

Workforce Development Board LogoFunding is available to support training initiatives that increase the skills of existing employees, cross train them and help businesses remain competitive. Employers are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per employee, according to the WDB, which also announced that the participating businesses are able to decide who receives the training and select the in-demand occupation, industry-recognized credentials and skills involved.

Funding also is available to help cover the costs of training full-time new hires. The WDB will reimburse up to 75 percent of each employee’s salary for up to six months while individuals are being trained in their new positions. There are no penalties should an employee not meet a business’s requirements.

“The Workforce Development Board is here to support businesses by extending funding and providing resources that assist with workforce hiring, existing employee training, reimbursement for new hires while in training and more. Contact us to learn more,” said Beth Rodgers, Associate Director of Business Services for the WDB.

She may be contacted at 973-631-5145, or send an email to [email protected]

Other support services available to New Jersey businesses include:

New Jersey Career Connections: Comprehensive support for employers and jobseekers:

https://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/for_businesses.shtml

Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 at:

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intakeThe Morris -Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board is committed to providing needed funding, services and resources to support businesses and to assist employers as they adapt operations and readjust their workplaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Morris -Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board is committed to providing needed funding, services and resources to support businesses and to assist employers as they adapt operations and readjust their workplaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.