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Bergen County Workforce Development Board (WDB)

(201) 343-8830

Bergen County Workforce Development Board (WDB)

Think of the Bergen County Workforce Development Board (Bergen WDB, 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.

The Bergen WDB is an active community leader in forging strategic partnerships to secure resources, collaborating on projects, coordinating agencies to connect business with talent, providing oversight of the workforce system, and successfully identifying and addressing workforce challenges and opportunities in the region.

To carry out this role, the Bergen WDB functions as a:

  • Workforce Intermediary – Bringing together people, organizations, resources, and systems to support workforce development activities.
  • Workforce Analyst and Planner – Analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating labor market information and intelligence to help different decision-makers.
  • Community Voice – Advocating for workforce policies, breaking down workplace stigmas, promoting promising practices, and articulating employer and job seeker needs (particularly those with barriers to employment).

To achieve success, these three roles are critical:

  • Setting and communicating the vision for the workforce system;
  • Building and managing strategic relationships that achieve the vision; and
  • Developing and using measures to monitor the workforce system and keep it accountable to the vision.
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 05/15/24