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Workforce Solutions, the collaborative effort between Morris Sussex Warren Employment and Training Services and the Workforce Development Board of Northwest New Jersey, unites to streamline workforce development. Through integrated service delivery, targeted training programs, employer engagement, and data-driven decision-making, the partnership aims to build a resilient and skilled workforce. This collaboration positively impacts the community, reducing unemployment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving overall quality of life in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.

CC#24-81 for Proposals (RFP) - Out-of-School Youth Services for Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties

CC#24-81 for Proposals (RFP) - Out-of-School Youth Services for Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties

The Workforce Development Board of Northwest New Jersey is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide comprehensive services for out-of-school youth in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. This procurement opportunity is aimed at supporting youth who are not enrolled in school and are in need of educational, training, and employment assistance to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to Submit: Interested organizations should review the full RFP document and submit proposals according to the instructions provided. The RFP document can be downloaded from or obtained by contacting Tony Aponte in Purchasing at 973-285-6332.

Q&A: If potential bidders have questions or need clarification, they can reach out to the WDB NNJ at by April 29th. Answers will be posted on the WDB’s website (

The services highlighted in this request for proposal (RFP) are supported by the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) with funds from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with an estimated total of $563,155. The total will be based on the PY24/FY25 WIOA allocation and will be dispersed amongst awardees. Morris County reserves the right to award multiple contracts for the provision of services described in this RFP. 100% of these services are financed through federal funding sources.

Your partner in driving individuals and businesses toward prosperity through strategic workforce development

At WDB NNJ, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and businesses toward prosperity through strategic workforce development for enhanced growth and success.

In collaboration with our esteemed partners, the One-Stop system operates as a synergistic force, pooling resources and expertise to deliver seamless workforce development, education, and social services. Our unified approach ensures that residents and businesses in Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties experience a holistic and effective support system.

Comprising approximately 21 members, the WDB NNJ is a diverse blend of private sector leaders, social services professionals, labor advocates, community-based organizations, and educators. Through our six specialized committees, we formulate and propose policy recommendations that drive the overarching mission of the board.

Whether you're an individual seeking skill advancement or a business aiming to meet the evolving demands of the local landscape, WDB NNJ is here to guide you toward success. Join us in shaping a brighter future for our community through skills development and strategic collaboration. Together, let's build a workforce that not only meets but exceeds the skills necessary for the businesses of tomorrow.

Explore our resources, connect with our dedicated committees, and embark on a journey of growth and prosperity with WDB NNJ!


Mission Statement

WDB NNJ's mission is to foster a skilled and competitive workforce that meets the current and future needs of the local economy. Through planning, data collection and continuous improvement of programs and services, the WDB NNJ seeks to maximize the efficiency of the local labor market, surpass customers’ expectations and exceed federally required and state determined performance standards. The WDB NNJ works with various stakeholders to develop and implement strategies that align education, training and workforce development programs with the demand of the industries in the area. Our goal is to combine area employment, training and supportive services and programs into a consumer-based, market-driven system that meets the needs of job seekers and employers.


Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) were originally established in New Jersey as Workforce Investment Boards in 1995, in accordance with Executive Order #36 signed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Policy makers recognized the importance of empowering local boards to comprehensively evaluate the gaps in labor market workforce readiness and propose policies aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and quality of the workforce. The primary objective of WDBs is to streamline federal, state, and local workforce readiness policies and initiatives into a unified system driven by the demands of the labor market, ensuring the efficient delivery of essential services in a cost-effective manner.

The WDB’s principal funding source is the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.


Helping Individuals Impacted by Opioids

The WDB NNJ also receives funds from Work First New Jersey, the state’s Welfare-to-Work program. The WDB NNJ was awarded the Pathways to Recovery Grant to provide supportive services and employment opportunities to individuals who have been either directly or indirectly with opioids. The grant period is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.


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