Business Resource Center
The Cumberland County One Stop Career Center Business Resource Center has been open for over three years! Call (856) 696-5660 x248 or stop by and see what our center can do for your business!
Business Resource Centers (BRCs) provide business solutions to small and mid-size employers. Located within the One-Stop Career Center, the BRC addresses workforce development requirements associated with recruitment and training. A secondary role is to help companies navigate government agencies and non-profit organizations to find information about new business development, loan programs, child labor laws, general wage and hour information, labor market data, and permitting issues.
Trained BRC staff will help assess business needs and refer owners and managers to appropriate resources. BRC staff will build relationships with state and local economic development agencies, community development agencies, and community and faith-based organizations to help businesses understand the wide range of assistance available to them. The BRC concept is a logical extension of the workforce development mission set forth by the One-Stop Career Centers, and will help local businesses build a stronger workforce. An important complement to the Business Resource Center is the New Jersey Employer Council.
NJEC is a statewide organization of private sector employers who partner with Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) staff to identify ways to improve workforce development programs and services. There are Regional Employer councils throughout the state. They meet regularly to discuss their concerns and needs for services. DOLWD can tailor services and programs to be more responsive to employers' needs. The meetings are an easy, direct way to make employers' views known to labor officials. In addition, Regional Employer councils regularly sponsor free seminars on important legislation and other timely employment topics.
The NJEC provides imput on the joint planning process to the Workforce Investment Boards, who work in partnership with local schools, government officials, and employers to improve the workforce readiness of future generations of employees. Ideas from NJEC can influence the planning and delivery of education, training, and employment services. NJEC members can help shapelegislation that affects business, and the public labor exhange system as well, at both the state and national levels.