Apr-27-11 Deputy Labor Commissioner Richard Constable Helps Announce New On-The-Job Training Initiative
The Essex County On-The-Job training program is federally funded through a National Emergency Grant in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The program is designed to bridge the gap between “dislocated workers” and those served through existing Work First New Jersey OJT, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act OJT programs.
The Department of Labor reviewed industry clusters and unemployment data to select the counties of Atlantic, Essex, and Passaic to receive these National Emergency Grants.
Standing from the left: Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive; Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin; Richard E. Constable, III, Deputy Commissioner of Labor; Anthony Ferrera, Director of Workforce Portfolio & Contract Management, New Jersey Department of Labor; Aminah Bey, manager of Essex County Workforce Investment Act Services at County of Essex; and Samuel Okparaeke, executive director of Essex County Workforce Investment Board and One-Stop Manager. (Photo by Glen Frieson)