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New Jersey
New Jersey Center for Occupational Employment Information

Program Goals and Emphasis

The New Jersey Center for Occupational Employment Information’s primary goal is to deliver career decision-making information. The Center (COEI) is an interagency consortium whose managing body includes the Commissioners of the Departments of Community Affairs, Education, Human Services, Labor and Workforce Development, and the Executive Directors of the Commission of Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism, The State Employment and Training Commission and the Commission on Higher Education.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Major industries include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum-based products, insurance and tourism. The greatest growth is expected in the professional and business services and the health services and social assistance sectors. As cited by, key industries likely to require new workers and new skills are biotechnology, security, e-learning, e-commerce, and food/agribusiness.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 4.5%, as compared to 4.2% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Government
• Health & Social Services
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• The New Jersey Career Information Delivery System is available on workstations in guidance offices through subscription and on the Web at: free of charge.

• The 2005 Guide to Labor Demand Occupations in New Jersey provides information that directs students toward high demand jobs and provides program administrators with the information they need to develop programs to train for these jobs. It assists students and guidance personnel in better understanding the career clusters that will be in demand in the New Jersey Labor Market and the New Jersey Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information on these occupations.
Primary Activities and Trainings

New Jersey has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Career Information Hotline 1-800-222-1309
• Education Equity Advisory Board
• Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
• Northeast Career Resource Network
• Perkins and Workforce Investment Act Performance Measurement
• Statewide and Regional Job Fairs
• Using Occupational Labor Market Information for Job Development
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools0
Middle Schools 0
High Schools 250
Community Colleges 18
4-Year Colleges/Universities 44
Other 300

Primary Resources

New Jersey has published the following resources:
• Bookmark for Success
• Career Tabloids – “New Jersey Hot 50?
• Guide to Labor Demand Occupations
• State Occupational Outlook Handbook
• State Licensed Occupations Guide
• Pocket Resume
• Education and Training Provider Performance Information

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program receives additional funding:
• Program Income
• State Department of Education
• State Workforce Development Partnership Program
• Workforce Investment Act Funds

Significant Program Partnerships

The COEI is a consortium of entities of state government including: the Departments of Community Affairs, Education, Health and Senior Services, Human Services, and Labor and Workforce Development, the State Employment and Training Commission, the Commission on Higher Education, the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, the Workforce Investment Boards and the One-Stop Career Centers.

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Robert Massanova
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
PO Box 057
Trenton, NJ
Phone: (609) 292-2626
Fax: (609) 393-3135
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Center for Occupational Employment Information, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Regional Contact Information