Jun-11-10 Commissioner Calls for Seeking Efficiencies in Workforce Development System
Long Branch, NJ, June 10, 2010 – Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of the NewJersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development today addressed the annual executive meeting of the Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA) in Long Branch.
GSETA is a statewide not-for-profit association of workforce development professionals. GSETA works to develop the leadership and expertise of its members and the development and implementation of effective state, regional and national workforce policies.
Commissioner Wirths discussed some of the key issues involving the New Jersey’s workforce development efforts and the importance of working together for a more efficient system.
The Commissioner spoke about the importance of Governor Chris Christie’s efforts to attract and retain businesses and jobs in the Garden State and about making the most effective use of funds to promote stronger job growth. “We look to the workforce development system to effectively prepare people to succeed with the right skills for the jobs employers need to fill so that they can collect a pay check rather than an unemployment check,” Wirths said.