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History of HC/JC Workforce Development Board

The Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board (HCJCWDB) is one of 17 WDBs in New Jersey and one of 550+ WDBs in the country. The WDB is mandated by federal law to be the lead organization in Hudson County and Jersey City for workforce planning, to cooperate with State officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information, and to arrange for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of businesses and job-seekers.

The HCJCWDB engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, education, labor unions and community-based organization to inform Hudson County and Jersey City's workforce strategies and ensure that its efforts utilize the skilled workers of our community are aligned with employer demands.


History of HC/JC Workforce Development Board
Overview of HC/JC WDB
Overview of HC/JC WDB

Hudson County’s population has increased by almost 4% from 2010 (634,266 residents)1 to 2013
(660, 282 residents).

Total labor force is expected to rise over the 2010-2020 period (+6.1%). By 2020, Hudson County is projected to add 19,550 jobs an increase of 8.1%

Our Initiatives

  • Summer Youth Photography

    Children ages 9-15 YRS OLD

    This course offers a creative opportunity for anyone with or without experience who is interested in improving their skills in digital photography. Using any digital camera we will examine the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition, and lighting techniques. We may explore projects like macro (close-up) photography, landscape, portraiture and learn about post-production edition at the HCCC computer lab. The week includes a field trip to a local destination for an on-location photoshoot.

    Duration: Monday-Thursday

    Dates: July 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2021

    Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (1 hr. lunch included)

    Price: $250

    About the Instructor

    William A. Ortega is an educator and visual artist. He received his BFA from New Jersey City University, an MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and an MPS degree in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts. As a first generation Latin American, through his photographic images. Ortega’s proejects are underlined with a sincere question about place, whether in its immediate physical presence by document and inspecting used items, landscapes, immediate family, ancestry and cultural racial history or its psychological impact.

    Students will receive an email detailing information on accessing the live course a few days before the start of class.

    Day: Monday – Thursday

    Dates: July 12 – 15, 2021

    Time: 9:00 AM – 4 PM (1 hr Lunch)

    Instructor: William A. Ortega

    Price: $250

    Location: Journal Square Campus

    For more information, please contact Carmen Guerra at or call (201)-360-4224

  • HCBT NJ Build
    HCBT NJ Build

    Free classes, Pre-testing, Training & Placement. HCBT will pay for the costs of apprenticeship tests, OSHO 30 and Union initiation fees.

  • Eferon Solar Solutions
    Eferon Solar Solutions

    Learn how to design & install photovaltiac systems, calculate & perform energy conservation & analysis

Message from the Chair

As the New Jersey economy reopens, with necessary adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDB will play a central role in convening industry, education and labor leaders around these unforeseen issues and find funding solutions that meet the needs of the struggling workforce and small businesses. The past year has been one of rebuilding and planning. As the WDB Continues to grow, our strategy must be ambitious and resilient so that Hudson County and Jersey City’s workforce services set the bar for forward-thinking in workforce development that sustains in any economic environment.

Andrew Campbell

President/Owner - Eastern Millwork, Inc.


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