Work First New Jersey

Work First NJ

The Work First New Jersey program, emphasizes work as the first step toward building a new life and a brighter future. Our goal is to help people gently leave public assistance programs, secure employment, and become self-sufficient, through job training, education and work activities. 

Stockton University

Atlantic City Campus - Scarpa Building

3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Session starts: September 15, 2023

Work First New Jersey Program Goals

Provide Work Experience

Work First New Jersey will provide individuals with experience and training to assist them in obtaining unsubsidized employment. Participants will be able to develop workplace skills needed for long term employment.

Skill Development

This program will provide individuals with work and training skills to acquire life skills, steps to obtain a driver's license, and guidance to receive a high school diploma or GED to better function in an employment setting.


Transition to Financial Independence

Works to help participants find financial security by offering you the tools to find a job and to take pride in working towards independence


Application of Program

The Work First New Jersey Program is a free program that is designed to assist individuals who participate in public assistance and need to develop job training skills to gain long term employment. Participants will commit to 30 hours a week to do volunteer work in a community organization and participate in on-the-job training workshops. The program aims to help individuals with digital literacy, financial planning, GED preparation, soft skill training, and resume building.


Eligibility Requirements: Open to Atlantic County residents who are enrolled in General Assistance (GA), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Participants must be 18 years or older and able to work.


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