Project Labor Agreements
Allows government entities to implement a PLA mandate if conditions are appropriate on projects worth more than $5 million. Projects built using a P3 must utilize a PLA.
Yes; if the work is done for a municipality, then the threshold is $16,263, but if the work is done for any other public entity, including boards of education and municipal utility authorities, the threshold is $2,000.
Right to Work
Statute authorizes state and its subdivisions, including counties, municipalities and school districts, to enter into P3 agreements with private funding sources provided they follow additional mandates such as abiding by the state’s prevailing wage law and utilizing a PLA for construction of the project. Unsolicited bids are allowed.
Workforce Development Incentives
Current labor supply satisfies 105% of peak labor demand.
State offered $81,013,600 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2021.
State has restrictive apprenticeship mandate policies for public construction projects.
Career and Technical Education
96% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.
New Jersey recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.
Job Growth Rate