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History of HC/JC Workforce Development Board

The Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board (HCJCWDB) is one of 17 WDBs in New Jersey and one of 550+ WDBs in the country. The WDB is mandated by federal law to be the lead organization in Hudson County and Jersey City for workforce planning, to cooperate with State officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information, and to arrange for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of businesses and job-seekers.

The HCJCWDB engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, education, labor unions and community-based organization to inform Hudson County and Jersey City's workforce strategies and ensure that its efforts utilize the skilled workers of our community are aligned with employer demands.


History of HC/JC Workforce Development Board
Overview of HC/JC WDB
Overview of HC/JC WDB

Hudson County’s population has increased by almost 4% from 2010 (634,266 residents)1 to 2013
(660, 282 residents).

Total labor force is expected to rise over the 2010-2020 period (+6.1%). By 2020, Hudson County is projected to add 19,550 jobs an increase of 8.1%

Our Initiatives

  • HCBT NJ Build
    HCBT NJ Build

    Free classes, Pre-testing, Training & Placement. HCBT will pay for the costs of apprenticeship tests, OSHO 30 and Union initiation fees.

  • Efron Solar Solutions
    Efron Solar Solutions

    Learn how to design & install photovaltiac systems, calculate & perform energy conservation & analysis

Message from the Chair

As the New Jersey economy reopens, with necessary adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDB will play a central role in convening industry, education and labor leaders around these unforeseen issues and find funding solutions that meet the needs of the struggling workforce and small businesses. The past year has been one of rebuilding and planning. As the WDB Continues to grow, our strategy must be ambitious and resilient so that Hudson County and Jersey City’s workforce services set the bar for forward-thinking in workforce development that sustains in any economic environment.

Andrew Campbell

President/Owner - Eastern Millwork, Inc.


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