Founded in 1910, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association is an employer association providing information, services and advocacy for its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. It is the nation’s largest statewide employer association with 22,000 member companies in all industries and in every region of the State. The NJBIA is widely regarded as the most credible and effective advocate for business in the State and is vigilant in its efforts to protect business interests and keep New Jersey open for business. NJBIA provides a variety of other services to our member companies and acts as an information resource. For a detailed description of these services, see Benefits of Membership.
New Jersey Community College Consortium
A unique resource for the training of employees of New Jersey businesses and organizations as well as training for re-entry to the workforce statewide. A well-trained and highly skilled workforce is critical to New Jersey’s future economic growth.
The New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development brings together the vast resources of the 19 New Jersey community colleges for New Jersey companies and organizations to access, develop, and receive workforce education and training for their current and emerging workforce statewide.
The Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development is unique in the United States. It was founded in 2004 by the State’s community colleges to provide coordinated one-stop statewide education and training services to businesses and industries based on the “New Jersey Community Colleges Compact”, an Executive Order signed in 2003 that created a new statewide partnership between the State of New Jersey and its 19 community colleges. The Compact designates New Jersey’s community colleges as the preferred provider of training and for workforce development and business attraction programs.
New Jersey Talent Networks
The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College is a training partner with the state of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The governor announced the launch of six new Talent Networks in the following sectors of the business marketplace: Transportation, Logistics and Distribution; Life Sciences; Financial Services; Technology and Entrepreneurship; Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing. A seventh network is planned for green jobs later this year.
These networks are vertically-focused, designed to connect job seekers with employers with education opportunities related to industry across the state. IBI at Union County College is among the training providers to provide the training necessary to put people to work in these industries.