There are numerous organizations providing high-quality job search and career navigation services to jobseekers throughout the state. These organizations include One-Stop Career Centers, public libraries, and a wide array of state and community organizations.
Network partners are encouraged to reach out to one another for support when assisting customers. To contact a network partner, review the contact information at the links below.
One-Stop Career Centers
Serving as the primary source for New Jersey Career Connections' career navigation services, One-Stop Career Centers provide an integrated array of high-quality services so jobseekers can conveniently find the help they need in easy to reach locations. These many services include: assistance with filing and accessing Unemployment Insurance, referrals to supportive services, job search and placement assistance, access to career resource rooms with public computers and internet, as well as resume and interviewing workshops. In addition, if your jobseekers are interested in building skills or being trained for a new job, our One-Stop Career Center staff are there to help.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Any individual with a physical, mental, cognitive, or other form of disability that has a substantial impediment to employment may qualify for job search and other support services through the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS).
The New Jersey State Library and select public libraries in New Jersey provide career guidance and job search assistance at public libraries throughout the state. As a key network partner, libraries have staff trained to provide career navigation assistance to jobseekers. These staff members can refer clients to One-Stop Career Centers and other partner organizations, if needed.
New Jersey’s Talent Networks strive to meet the needs of businesses in the state's key industries: Advanced Manufacturing; Financial Services; Health Care; Life Sciences; Retail, Hospitality & Tourism; Technology; and Transportation, Logistics & Distribution. Led by colleges, universities, and business organizations, these networks partner with employers, educational institutions, and workforce organizations to ensure that current and future New Jersey workers are equipped with the skills employers identify as critical to the success of their business and industry.
Displaced Homemaker Centers
Displaced homemakers are individuals who have worked in the home for several years and suddenly find that they are the primary source of household income. This situation may be a result of divorce, separation, death, or the disability of a spouse or partner. In many cases, displaced homemakers are underemployed and unable to support themselves or their children. After losing a primary source of income, displaced homemakers often need to return to the workforce.
Displaced homemaker programs help these individuals learn or update skills for today's job market. The goal is to help them become financially self-sufficient by providing education, job readiness training, network coaching, outreach, referrals to social services, and emotional support.
Home Visitation Programs
Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) services are voluntary and free for all families. Families are matched with trained and qualified professionals who provide information and support related to child development, healthy parent-child interaction, and the importance of early learning and school readiness. Home Visitors partner with families to provide connections to community resources to enhance family self-sufficiency and provide early screening for the detection of developmental delays. Eligibility criteria for Home Visitation services vary by model, but typically programs begin working with families during pregnancy and continue until the child is age two or three.
Family and Community Partnerships (FCP) EBHV models include:
- Healthy Families (HF-TIP): pregnancy/birth to age three
- Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP): first-time pregnancy to age two
- Parents As Teachers (PAT): pregnancy/infancy to preschool
- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY): age three to five years old (Bergen County only)
The Department of Children and Families, Division of Family and Community Partnerships (FCP) oversees the implementation of the Evidence-Based Home Visiting services across the state; currently there are three EBHV models in all 21 counties in New Jersey. Service providers and medical professional can refer families to Home Visiting programs through the county-based Central Intake hub.