Online Resources

Listed below are links to state or federal resources that can assist you in your search for training, employment, labor market information and other related services.

Government Agencies:

  • Center for Occupational Employment Information (COEI) - The state agency dedicated to meeting the occupational and career information needs of vocational education, and employment and training program managers and policy makers, and the career development needs of youth and adults. COEI manages the NJTOPPS website and is home to the Training Evaluation Unit, which licenses Private Career Schools and Training Providers operating as not-for-profit, offering various types of skills/occupational training to customers of the One-Stop Career Centers.
  • New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DOL) - Obtain information about DOL services, events, employer information, press releases and a directory of Department staff.
  • New Jersey Workforce Development Boards (WDB) - WDBs in each New Jersey county create local workforce development systems through One-Stop Career Centers which combine multiple federal, state, and local program funds. The policy and oversight responsibility invested in WDBs aims to ensure that this system is market-driven; is easily accessible to any employers with assistance and support for life-long learning initiatives and for the creation of a high-performance workforce.
  • One-Stop Career Centers - Located throughout New Jersey, One-Stop Career Centers offer services (free of charge) to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a 21st century work environment.
  • State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) - The mission of the SETC is to improve the skills of New Jersey's workforce by creating a coherent, integrated system of employment and training programs and services which, in concert with the efforts of the private sector, will provide each citizen of the State with equal access to the learning opportunities needed to attain and maintain high levels of productivity and earning power.
  • Division of Unemployment Insurance - Find out where to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits.
  • United States Department of Labor (USDOL) - The mission of the USDOL is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Career Assistance Tools:

  • CareerOneStop - The flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
  • New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) - Provides users a computer-based way to explore career options and opportunities. The system contains information about hundreds of occupations, related educational and job training programs, and other useful facts and guidance for career decision makers.
  • Career Skills Profiler - Facilitates users' exploration of possible careers through its links to a variety of career and skills evaluation resources.
  • Classification of Instruction Programs (CIP) - Provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. New Jersey has implemented CIP codes for training programs offered, where no official codes were assigned. Please click here to view the complete list of CIP codes, and specific codes used only in New Jersey.
  • New Jersey Career Connections - New Jersey's one-stop resource designed to help job seekers, businesses and students with their career path and employment needs. Information on accessing thousands of free online training courses, personalized job support, apprenticeship and growing your business can be found here on the DOL's Career Services website. You can also create an account to generate and store all your job search information in one, convenient place; Click here for Job Source.
  • Licensed Occupations Information - Licensing or Certification is required to ensure that only qualified individuals work in certain occupations that affect the health and safety of the public in the State of New Jersey. Links to the New Jersey list of all occupations that require a license or certification.
  • New Jersey Labor Market Information - Provides demographic data, economic & demographic projections, help, press releases, worker safety statistics, publication order forms, economic data and other labor program data.
  • New Jersey Next Stop - A state site sponsored to help New Jersey teens, parents, and counselors learn more about career interests, career options, and the world of work. It also provides information about industries, occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey.
  • O*NET - An easy-to-use database accessible from any web browser. It contains comprehensive information on job requirements and worker competencies. O*NET replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and offers a more dynamic framework for exploring the world of work. With O*NET, employers of all sizes and across all field have a powerful means for accessing critical information that impacts their bottom-line every day.
  • Demand Occupations List - The Demand Occupations List can help career counselors and their clients find relevant skills training programs; shows you where skills gaps are present in the current economy, as well as the size of the skills shortage; and anticipated employer need for trained workers in the listed fields.

Training and Education Programs:

Paying for Training:

  • Scholarships, Loans and Financial Aid - Links to the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, which provides financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.

Services While in Training:

  • Childcare Information - Provides a link to the list of licensed childcare centers in New Jersey.
  • Senior Citizens' Services - Contains links to information on training and employment programs available to senior citizens as well as health care support services for older residents.
  • Services for Individuals with Disabilities - Links to information to assist individuals with disabilities in finding employment consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities and capabilities.
  • Transportation Information - Contains NJ Transit information, bus and train schedules, and commuter and carpooling resources for workers throughout New Jersey.
  • Veterans' Services - Provides information regarding services, programs and entitlements available to Veterans.

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