The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has named BioNJ as one of six organizations to run “Talent Networks” that will work with New Jersey’s most promising industries to identify the skills needed by job-seekers to achieve long-lasting careers.
BioNJ was named to run the Life Sciences Talent Network, and BioNJ’s Vicki Gaddy will continue as Director of the Network.
The goal of the “Talent Networks” is to connect businesses in the six key industries – Life Sciences, Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services, Health Care and Technology, and Entrepreneurship – with employers, potential employees, educational institutions, workforce development agencies, government, and community groups. Their intentions are to identify the skills and training Garden State employers require in prospective employees to remain competitive in the global market and to offer programs and services that will help employers and potential employees find each other. By being trained in those skills, students and job-seekers will be able to find long-term jobs in New Jersey and help to boost the state’s economy.
Said Lt. Governor Guadagno at a July 20 press conference announcing the Talent Networks: “These Talent Networks are an extension of the Christie Administration’s commitment to creating Jersey jobs in our State’s fastest-growing sectors, while being more responsive to businesses as we work to improve our economy. “We are taking aggressive steps to partner with business to grow and strengthen our workforce. These Talent Networks will insure our workforce has the skills and training needed to find careers in fields like life sciences, financial services, and health care.”
Please click here to read the press release announcing the Talent Networks.