The Office of Workforce Opportunity (OWO) is located in the Department of Business and Economic Affairs (DBEA). DBEA is comprised of the Divisions of Economic Development and Travel and Tourism Development. The divisions are dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of the State of New Hampshire and promoting it as a destination for domestic and international visitors. DBEA serves as the administrative entity for WIOA Title I programs. OWO provides staffing for the State Workforce Innovation Board, which oversees the implementation of the state’s system of one-stop service providers, known as NH Works.
The New Hampshire Department of Employment (NHES) is the State Workforce Agency that operates the state’s unemployment insurance program. In addition, NHES operates the state’s Job Match System (JMS) and a number of other employment assistance services and/or programs such as Trade Adjustment Assistance, veterans services, job fairs, economic and labor market information, and many other services. Employers may access free employer services.
The Department of Education administers numerous education programs including the Title I WIOA Youth Program, Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and the Career and Technical Education programs. Adults, aged 16 and over, who do not have a high school diploma, GED, do not speak, read, or write English, and are not currently enrolled in school may seek services through the department’s adult education programs. Individuals with disabilities may access services with vocational rehabilitation. Youth, aged 14 to 21, may enroll in programs funded by the Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act. Other information and statistics on NH schools are also available.
The NH Department of Labor oversees the state’s WARN Act and other information on laws that govern the workplace.
DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health. This is accomplished through partnerships with families, community groups, private providers, other state and local government entities, and many citizens throughout the State. The department’s NH EASY allows access to information and eligibility for a variety of benefit programs administered by DHHS including TANF and SNAP programs. Health Insurance information, including the State’s insurance marketplace is available through the Covering New Hampshire website.
CCSNH is a public system of higher education consisting of seven colleges located across NH, offering occupational skills training opportunities. CCSNH also administers Apprenticeship grants from the US Department of Labor and WorkReadyNH, funded through the NH Job Training Act.