CareerWorks, the Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative, is a workforce initiative of the Newark Alliance. It develops partnerships in growth industries to advance economic development. It is a member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) workforce partnerships, one of only 32 regional workforce collaboratives in the country and the only such collaborative in New Jersey. Employers commit to hiring job seekers and advancing incumbent workers who go through career training. CareerWorks leverages corporate and philanthropic funding, $3 million to date, by aligning with public and private dollars from state, Federal and other partners. The Collaborative supports industry partnerships focused on a dual bottom line: meeting needs of employers in high growth/high wage industries and meeting the needs of low-income workers.
CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative creates innovative, sustainable industry partnerships northern New Jersey that enable low-skilled workers to advance in careers and businesses to compete.
- 4 Industry Partnerships;
- Engages more than 25 Employers;
- Supports 2 of New Jersey’s high-growth sectors – healthcare and transportation, logistics and distribution (TLD);
- Has trained 1,000 low-skilled adults since its inception.
- Unique value proposition – employer-centric strategies based upon employers’ demand for skills.