Find a job, get your high school diploma, explore career opportunities, or enroll in job training programs at the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development whose office is located 2 South Main St., Pleasantville, NJ. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m., all in person meetings are by appointment only.
Services and programs are provided to increase the job skills and employability of young adults ages 14 to 24. Services are funded through grants from the New Jersey State Department of Labor and Workforce Development Board. Employment Specialists are available to meet with young adults to discuss career, education and employment goals based on their interests, abilities, and aptitudes.
Out-of-School youth ages 16 to 24 may enroll in grant-funded community programs to earn their high school diploma, gain job skills to lay the foundation for employment or prepare for post-secondary enrollment in job-training or college. In-School youth ages 14-21 may enroll in grant-funded community programs to gain skills for employment and prepare for post-secondary enrollment in job-training or college. For more information about current community programs call (609) 485-0052, extension 4848.
Have you dropped out of high school and between 16-25? The New Jersey Youth Corps program is a statewide initiative to assist out-of-school youth ages 16 to 25 that need to complete their high school education, gain necessary work skills for employment, increase their academic performance levels, and want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in the community. If you have more questions call (609) 485-0052, extension 4810.
In the summer, when grant funds are available, the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development runs an eight-week program to assist in the ongoing revitalization of the City of Pleasantville, ensuring the visual aesthetics match the vitality of the community. The gateway enhancement project assists Pleasantville in renewing its efforts to encourage economic development, improved education, and advocate for healthy living. Out-of-School youth ages 16 to 24 are enrolled and trained in advanced landscape and streetscape techniques and provided with life and work skill training and career development activities. Youth participate in OSHA and CPR training earning both certifications.
The Job Corps program is a national job training and education program for youth ages 16—24. Call (732) 240-5995 Ext. 245 for more information.
On occasion, the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development holds mini-jobs fairs. Check back frequently for updates.