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Employer Partnership Program

The Employer Partnership Program grant helps you grow your business by allowing you to hire and train individuals to meet your specific business needs. This program helps defray the cost of training new employees (up to $10,000), and gives unemployed workers valuable skills and permanent, full-time employment.

Why should you apply for this grant?

  • The program is a cost-effective way to fill your positions with job-ready, prescreened candidates.
  • Wage reimbursement helps with the expense of onboarding and training new employees to ensure that they meet business expectations.
  • This program has no hourly wage caps. Unlike many employment assistance programs, you may hire someone in a higher salary range for more complex positions.

How to participate

  • Your new hires must be New Jersey residents who are unemployed or facing imminent layoffs from their current employer. They either must be currently receiving unemployment benefits, or must have exhausted their benefits within the past 52 weeks.
  • Workers must be paid $10.00 an hour or more.
  • Positions must be for full-time (at least 32 hours per week) and long-term employment.
  • Provide substantive on-the-job training at your location, on your equipment, under your guidelines. The length of training is determined by the participant's demonstrated skills gap and the job description.
  • Submit trainee evaulations and payroll records for wage reimbursement, up to 50 percent.
  • Depending on the complexity of skills to be learned and the qualifications of your new employee, the contract period will range from 4 to 26 weeks.

Starting the process is easy!

Just call us at 609-633-0587, or contact your local Business Representative (see below).

  • Business Representatives from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development help you cut through the red tape of government services and programs available for businesses of all sizes. Your Representative knows which programs are available right now, and can help you get the services that will help you grow your business.
  • Business Representatives can also offer no-cost recruitment services, several kinds of hiring incentives, and funding assistance to train your employees.
  • We’re ready to walk you through the simple application process and help you find the worker(s) you need.

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County Business Representative Field Station Office Cell
Atlantic Elaine Williams Pleasantville

609-645-6712

609-645-6713

609-358-3576
Bergen Bob Curran Hackensack

201-329-9600

Ext. 5662

609-358-3293
Bergen Donald Escue Hackensack

201-329-9600

Ext. 5506

609-358-2553
Burlington Craig Jez Westampton 609-518-3918 609-414-6372
Camden Jeanne Page-Soncrant Camden 856-968-4218 609-358-3850
Cape May Elaine Williams Pleasantville

609-645-6712

609-645-6713

609-358-3576
Cumberland Carleen DiPaola-Greco Vineland

856-238-6756

609-358-2518
Cumberland Sherry Thompson Vineland 856-238-6757 609-358-3433
Essex Evanthia Corrado East Orange 973-395-3248 609-358-2513
Essex Ronda Merritt Newark 973-648-2061 609-358-3232
Gloucester JaNea Wilson Thorofare 856-384-3763 609-358-2357
Hudson Hector Alba Jersey City

201-217-7855

609-414-6991
Hunterdon Jessica Johannesen Flemington 908-575-3239 609-414-6255
Mercer Iliana Ivanov Trenton 609-633-8208 609-358-3277
Middlesex Anthea Williams New Brunswick 732-745-8219 609-358-3570
Monmouth John Poll Eatontown

732-683-8850

Ext. 4011

609-331-2461
Morris Eva Fernandez Randolph

862-397-5600

Ext. 3975736

609-358-2696
Morris Sean Hendricks Randolph

862-397-5600

Ext. 3975710

609-358-2885
Ocean Lucille Brown Toms River 732-736-7221 609-358-2259
Passaic Maribel Fermin Paterson

973-742-9226

Ext. 7276

609-358-2691
Salem Carleen DiPaola-Greco Vineland 856-238-6756 609-358-2518
Salem Sherry Thompson Vineland 856-238-6757 609-358-3433
Somerset Amanda Modale Somerville 908-704-3356 609-358-3446
Sussex Patrick Allocco Newton 973-383-0386 609-414-6991
Union Anne Schiadaresis Plainfield 908-412-7975 609-358-3381
Warren Patrick Allocco Newton 973-383-0386 609-414-6991
Central Office-Statewide Jason Staiger Trenton   609-422-7581

 

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               County                

Veteran

Business Representative

   Field Station  Office Cell
Atlantic Ricky Ohara Thorofare 856-384-3719   609-358-3662 
Bergen Angelica Lindo Jersey City

201-329-9600

Ext. 5515

609-731-2841
Burlington Jason Newman Camden 856-614-3158 609-358-3115
Camden Jason Newman Camden 856-614-3158 609-358-3115
Cape May Ricky Ohara Thorofare 856-384-3719 609-358-3662
Cumberland Ricky Ohara Thorofare 856-384-3719 609-358-3662
Essex Angelica Lindo Jersey City

201-329-9600

Ext. 5515

609-731-2841
Gloucester Jason Newman Camden 856-614-3158 609-358-3115
Hudson Angelica Lindo Jersey City

201-329-9600

Ext. 5515

609-731-2841
Hunterdon John Lehnert New Brunswick

732-937-6214

609-358-3660
Mercer Stanley Sinicki Toms River 732-736-7221 609-358-3675
Middlesex John Lehnert New Brunswick 732-937-6206 609-358-3660
Monmouth Stanley Sinicki Toms River 732-736-7221 609-358-3675
Morris John Lehnert New Brunswick

732-937-6206

609-358-3660
Ocean Stanley Sinicki Toms River 732-736-7221 609-358-3675
Passaic Angelica Lindo Jersey City

201-329-9600

Ext. 5515

609-731-2841
Salem Ricky Ohara Thorofare 856-384-3719 609-358-3662
Somerset John Lehnert New Brunswick 732-937-6206 609-358-3660
Sussex John Lehnert New Brunswick 732-937-6206 609-358-3660
Union John Lehnert New Brunswick 732-937-6206 609-358-3660
Warren John Lehnert New Brunswick 732-937-6206 609-358-3660

 

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