There are four operating units often referred to collectively as “the Workforce Investment Board” or, more recently as deemed by WIOA, “the Workforce Development Board.”

  1. The Board itself (GRWDB) as the entity responsible for planning, policy, and oversight and employs staff to carry out its priorities
  2. Greater Raritan One Stop Operator as competitively selected by the GRWDB to serve as a coordinator, convener, and manager of required and optional workforce partners
  3. Greater Raritan Career Services as the provider of (re)employment as well as training and education services to individuals
  4. Greater Raritan Fiscal Agent (County of Somerset, NJ) as the recipient and custodian of federal and state workforce investment grant funds

In order to establish a governance structure for the Greater Raritan Local Area, certified by the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, both Boards of Chosen Freeholders of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties and the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board entered into a “Joint Agreement” to further define roles and responsibilities of the partners.

Among other provisions, the current Joint Agreement:

  • Establishes GRWDB Member appointments
  • Designates the County of Somerset, New Jersey as the Grant Recipient and Fiscal Agent
  • Designates the Department of Human Services of the County of Somerset, New Jersey as the “One Stop Operator”

The following chart shows the relationship between the Boards of Chosen Freeholders, the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, State entities, the Board’s staff, and the One Stop Career Center Training Services Operator.

Please visit New Jersey’s State Employment and Training Commission’s website to learn more about the various local Workforce Development Boards throughout the state.