Partners and Providers
Our community is our strongest asset.
Bergen County’s Workforce System attributes its success to a diverse and robust network of private and public partners.
- Workforce Development Board & Job Center Partners
- Government & Workforce Agencies
- Community Service & Training Providers
High-quality workforce collaborations combine insider knowledge, strengths, and resources to create adaptive solutions that meet the current and future needs of employers, employees, interns, apprentices, and prospective candidates.
Collaboration is our way of life because it works!
Forging partnerships and consolidating efforts enables us to achieve shared goals, and significantly enhances our capacity to adequately address some of our community’s most complex workforce issues.
The Bergen County Workforce Development Board (WDB) represents a cross-section of the community. The WDB brings together business and industry leaders, labor unions, public and private agencies, community and faith-based organizations, government and policymakers, and service and training providers to support workforce development.
These indispensable relationships and combined efforts not only create value for workers and employers — but the entire community.
- Expand pathways to employment and advancement opportunities
- Align training systems, programs, and services
- Increase inter-agency referrals
- Coordinate outreach efforts and initiatives
- Combine and leverage resources
- Inform and engage communities
- Connect individuals and partners
- Develop new pilots and partnerships
- Improve workforce practices and policies
As workforce intermediaries, the Bergen County Workforce Development Board continually seeks to cultivate new relationships with employers, individuals, and other organizations that are committed to creating innovative workforce development strategies.
Do you want to explore collaborating on a workforce initiative?
Cooperative efforts lead to shared success. We would love to chat with you about your ideas.
The Bergen County Workforce Development Board (Bergen WDB) supports its local community in their efforts to seek grant funding. If you are pursuing a grant and need a Letter of Support for a grant application, The WDB Executive Director will provide one when appropriate. Each request is given fair consideration; paying attention to the programmatic, fiscal, administrative, and legal aspects of the proposal as well as the anticipated outcomes.
All Letters of Support will be provided via email to the Requestor, and a hard copy can be provided by mail upon request.
As a courtesy, requests should be submitted at least ten (10) business days before the grant application deadline. The Bergen WDB cannot guarantee that requests submitted without sufficient time will be reviewed or approved.
Guidelines for Requesting Letter of Support
Please use the Letter for Support Request Form and be prepared to submit a link to the grant announcement, template letter for the Bergen WDB to endorse, and a grant project/program summary, including:
- Target population and the geographic area serviced
- Grant amount, how funding will be used, and how the program/project will be sustained after the grant period
- Benefits such as job creation, matching funds, unique aspects, etc.
- Any other information that will help make the proposal more competitive
- How the project/program aligns with the Bergen WDB
- Expected measurable outcomes and how effectiveness will be determined (evaluation process/report)
- List of partners/collaborators (if applicable)
Need A Letter of Support?
Submit your formal request for a letter of support electronically by completing the Letter of Support Request Form.
Service Providers & Requests for Proposals
The Bergen County Job Center (formerly One-Stop Career Center) does not deliver all services — some are contracted out to Service Providers selected through a competitive procurement process.
The Bergen County Workforce Development Board (Bergen WDB) periodically issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) soliciting service providers or contractors to help operate workforce programs or perform other services.
RFP notices are published in the official county newspaper, on this website, and through other channels. Notifications are also made available through our Vendor Notification List. We encourage all interested organizations to subscribe to the Vendor Notification List.
Questions related to RFP’s should be submitted to the Workforce Development Board’s Office.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR BERGEN COUNTY JOB CENTER OPERATOR – WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
The Bergen County Workforce Development Board is soliciting proposals for the Bergen County Job Center Operator (technically referred to as One-Stop Career Center Operator). Concealed Competitive Contracting Proposals will be received electronically by the County of Bergen on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, at 10:00 AM prevailing time on the Bonfire E-procurement platform. Specifications and instructions to bidders may be obtained electronically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week up until the bid opening through the County website at www.BergenBids.com (Ref. #: BC-RFP-21-002).
All Bid Addenda will be issued on the website. Therefore, all interested respondents should check the website from now through bid opening. It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to be knowledgeable of all addenda related to this procurement. Bidders shall comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17-27 et seq.
Purchasing contact: Gerald T Reiner Jr, C.C.P.O., Q.P.A. (201) 336-7100.
Training Providers seeking to receive state or federal job training funds must be listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), and any student trying to obtain state or federal job training funds through the Bergen County Job Center must select a program from the ETPL. The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (LWD) and the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) maintains a comprehensive listing of all schools, organizations, and training programs on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the New Jersey Training Opportunities website (NJTOPPS) website .
Eligibility for publicly funded training benefits is based on occupations determined to be in demand. Training that leads to industry-recognized post-secondary credentials is also emphasized. Eligible individuals choose their course of study in accordance with New Jersey’s State’s Demand Occupation List . Demand occupation lists are also useful tools for students, job seekers, and workforce counselors.
Are You An Eligible Training Provider?
Training Providers seeking to get approved and placed on the ETPL can apply on the NJTOPPS website. Registered Training Providers can access their account through the NJTOPPS website to view their profile, programs, and to report student enrollment and exit records.