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FOR JOBSEEKERS

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LABOR ANALYSIS

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OUR MISSION, AND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Through policy, oversight, and planning The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board ensures that workforce training and education are responsive to and meet the needs of employers and job seekers. Your local workforce system will continue to update partners and the community as the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic evolves.

The state has launched a Cov-19 Information Hub page which has links to a vast amount of information and resources, including for businesses and community members. A COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal also is now open and will be updated regularly. Users can navigate the portal and filter by keyword and location, simply by using the question box at the top of the page as a search box. Type in a county name or a position and the jobs will be filtered. This functionality also works from the main Hub site.

In  the Greater Raritan area, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Service Centers at 6 Gauntt Place in Flemington and 27 Warren St. in Somerville are closed to in-person visits. Staff will continue to assist customers over the phone and via email. Customers are asked to call 908-541-5780 or email onestop@co.somerset.nj.us for assistance.

In addition, the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center at 75 Veterans Memorial Drive in Somerville is closed to the public until April 13.

Customers who need to file new Unemployment Insurance claims are asked to apply online at https://myunemployment.nj.gov.

Customers unable to access the Internet should call the following numbers: North Jersey, 201-601-4100; Central Jersey, 732-761-2020; Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340.

The New Jersey Department of Labor is taking steps to transition other services, including Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers Compensation, to online and telephone platforms. Information on temporary disability and family leave is available at myleavebenefits.nj.gov.

This attachment posted by the state reviews different benefit scenarios for those impacted by COV-19. Here is the Spanish-language version.

Residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties are also invited to text “OneStop” to 56512 to receive updates on local area employment and training information.

Among the resources the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board offers is SkillUp Greater Raritan, a vast online learning portal available for free to all residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties. A link is also under the Resources tab of the website. This video provides an excellent introduction as well. Watch it and start learning from home.

Feeling anxious or afraid because of what is going on? New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.

On March 16, Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 103 which modifies some requirements for WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ) and the New Jersey Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP), in an effort to limit the spread of the virus.

All applicants for WFNJ and NJ SNAP benefits are encouraged to file online at www.NJHelps.org. All WFNJ and NJ SNAP appointments are moving to telephone interviews, including eligibility and redetermination appointments, and child support interviews.

More details can be found here.

For employers, the Business.NJ.gov team has created a page for Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses.

The NJDOL has compiled the following resource list to provide businesses with assistance on a variety of topics, including tax credits provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

For general questions, visit the Business Action Center Website and direct all questions to the chat function on the page.

To understand how to access FFCRA Business Tax Credits, please visit the Internal Revenue Service resources page.

For general questions, please visit the US Department of Labor’s FAQs.

For more information on which employers are covered under the law, please visit the US Department of Labor Employer Resource Guide.

For information on how these provisions apply New Jersey, please visit the NJ Labor Department.

Business owners with questions about accessing the reimbursement from the federal government should visit the New Jersey Business Action Center.

Business owners with questions about grants and loans should visit the NJ Economic Development Authority.

New Jersey workers with questions about eligibility for benefits should view these NJ-focused charts in English and Spanish or visit the US Department of Labor Employee Resource Guide.

A Business Resource Page created by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and Hunterdon Economic Development may be found here. Information from the Somerset County Business Partnership can be found here.

Hunterdon County Coronavirus updates are available on the county website here.

Somerset County Coronavirus updates are available on the county website here.

ONE STOP OPERATOR CONTRACT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2020

The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) is soliciting proposals through the competitive contracting process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1, et seq.

The GRWDB is seeking services of a One Stop Operator to coordinate the service delivery of the required One Stop partners and service providers and who will be responsible for reporting to the GRWDB. The Request for Proposal is for the time period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis for up to two years. Anticipated funds available for the first 12 months are $25,000. Funding is dependent upon receipt of funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. There is no guarantee of funds or of contract extensions.

Please note that Addendum No. 1 for this proposal was issued on March 19, 2020. See below for details.

Sealed RFP responses were to be received on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5:00 PM by the Chair, Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, c/o Julie Cherichello, Hunterdon Healthcare, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, at which time and place responses will be opened for:

Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board

Competitive Contract for One Stop Operator Services

Greater Raritan Local Area Program Year 2020

Specifications and instructions may be obtained here on the GRWDB website, or the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board office at 27 Warren St., third floor, Somerville, NJ 08876.

Addendum No. 1, updating the date of receipt and location and issued on March 19, 2020, can be viewed on the website here.

Additional RFP Addenda will be issued on the website. All interested respondents should check the website from now through RFP opening. It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to be knowledgeable of all addenda related to this procurement.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

IN THE COMMUNITY

Spreading the word in Frenchtown

Hunterdon County job seekers and employers met and mingled at the Frenchtown Borough Library for a One-Stop Career Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB), in partnership with the borough, offered residents the opportunity to meet with a job developer to learn about the many services available to job seekers […]

Census education and fun in Franklin

Somerset County and Census 2020 are partnering to present a series of family fun carnivals for different communities. The free events include food, games and activities for children, table displays from different county and community service-providers, and information about Census 2020, including job opportunities and why it’s important to complete the upcoming Census. WinterFest events […]

Learning about the US Census and having fun

Somerset County and Census 2020 are partnering to present a series of family fun carnivals for different communities. The free events include food, games and activities for children, table displays from different county and community service-providers, and information about Census 2020, including job opportunities and why it’s important to complete the upcoming Census. WinterFest events […]

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