NJDOL expands business partnership program into health care, energy, logistics

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development is partnering with regional business leaders to launch initiatives in health care; energy; and transportation, distribution and logistics, it announced this week.

The state said the industry partnerships will bring together business leaders in the identified sectors to work with the DOL and other public organizations to help New Jersey businesses meet their priorities. The newest agreements expand the DOL’s industry partnership program, which already includes manufacturing partnerships in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, as well as a statewide life sciences partnership.

The newest partnerships will be regionally based, with the energy partnership convening in South Jersey, the transportation, distribution and logistics partnership in Central Jersey and the health care partnership in North Jersey.

“Establishing strong communication lines between our department and our business leaders is essential to ensuring that we foster strong talent pipelines relevant to in-demand sectors,” Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said in a prepared statement. “These partnerships give a voice to our industry experts and business leaders and serve as a bullhorn to make sure their voice is heard by those who can provide the tools and resources they need to stay strong and competitive.”

Business partners include Earle Co. in the TDL sector, RWJBarnabas Health in the health care sector and Atlantic City Electric in the energy sector.

For more information on the partnerships and how to participate, click here.