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The Bergen County Job Center is a full-service employment and training center that offers a variety of services, free-of-charge, for workers, job seekers and employers – including expanded virtual services.

Looking for in-person support?

Walk-ins are permitted for employment and training services. However, completing the Service Request Form will enhance and expedite your visit with us.


Walk-ins are not permitted for unemployment services. However, you can make an appointment to meet with an unemployment representative in-person.

Get personalized, one-on-one support.

Business Services

We are ready to work hand-in-hand with businesses to bring together the resources needed to meet employer talent development needs – all at no cost.


Our Business Services Team is dedicated to helping each employer achieve their unique workforce goals.

Job Seeker Services

We are helping individuals at all levels obtain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.


Our Employment Counselors can get you on the shortest path to sustainable employment through a variety of free job seeker services, supports, and training programs.


Plus, you may be eligible for a job training grant through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Employment Services

  • Job Leads and Hiring Events
  • Skills and Interest Assessments
  • Employment Plan Development
  • Referrals to Supportive Services
  • Occupational Counseling and Exploration
  • Resume, Interviewing, and Job Search Assistance

Training Services

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Basic Skills Enhancement
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Classroom & Online Courses
  • High School Equivalency Prep

Specialized Support

Specialized support is available for job seekers with disabilities, veterans, mature workers, youth, displaced homemakers, and ex-offenders.

Events and Workshops

We host hiring events and offer free workshops related to job preparedness such as resume building, job search techniques, and interviewing skills.

Ready To Get Started?

The first step for all new clients (or clients whose last visit was more than a year ago) is to contact us and submit a request for services form so we can assess your unique needs.

Next, you will receive information about available services, orientation, eligibility, registration process, and be given the opportunity to speak with knowledgeable staff.

Your assigned employment counselor will work with you one-on-one to help you reach your employment and training goals.

Request Services Form

The first step for all new job seeker clients is to complete the Request for Services form.

View The Training Orientation

Interested in training? The second step is to view the Virtual Training Orientation.

Mark your calendars for the biggest employment event of the season!

Bergen County Job Fair
Date: October 20th
Time: 9am to 2pm


If you're on the hunt for new opportunities, eager to network, or just want to explore the job market, this is the place to be! From industry-leading employers to up-and-coming businesses, you'll find a wide array of positions and prospects waiting just for you.


  • Dress to impress and bring copies of your resume!
  • Connect with employers and professionals in your field.
  • Discover full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

Whether you’re freshly entering the job market or looking for a career change, the Bergen County Job Fair is your ticket to a brighter future!

Spread the word and let's make this event a success for our community! 

Special Opportunity!

SkillUp Bergen

Did you know NJ workers get FREE access to online training to upgrade their skills?


SKILLUP New Jersey is a FREE online learning platform with self-paced courses accessible 24/7.


Featuring 5000+ courses, 10 career pathways + skill gap assessment, 100+ industry certification preparation tracks, and built-in job search tool.


Plus, you can earn digital badges and certificates for courses you pass that can be added to your resume and LinkedIn profile.


Our next information session for job seekers is on Zoom, September 20, at 11 am.

Workforce Development Board

Think of the Bergen County Workforce Development Board as your link to the public workforce system, a local expert on workforce development matters, and fellow innovators of workforce solutions.


The Bergen WDB does not operate programs or provide direct services — it is a business-led policy, planning, and oversight body that supports employment-related programs for youth, adult workers, and businesses.


The Bergen WDB works to identify workforce issues, develop workforce partnerships, implement workforce solutions, and measure workforce investment results.

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Bergen County Workforce Development Board will hold its regularly scheduled Public Board Meeting On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in person. All Board meetings are scheduled to start at 8:30 am. This meeting will take place in the Bergen County Learning Center, located at One Bergen County Plaza, 4th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Formal action may be taken.

Let's Connect

Call (201) 329-9600 and select one of the following options or send us an email.

  • Business Services (Option 2)
  • Training Services (Option 3)
  • Employment Services (Option 4)
  • Vocational Rehabilitaiton Services (Option 5)
  • Displaced Homemakers Program (Option 6)
  • Easter Seals 55+ Program (Option 7)
  • Worforce Development Board - Policy + Planning (Option 8)

For UNEMPLOYMENT, you must call 201-601-4100 or visit Unemployment Insurance Appointments to schedule an appointment.

Location: 60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours vary per department) - Call to confirm

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