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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

About Us

The New Orleans Workforce Development Board (NOWDB) was established under the guidance of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Workforce Development Board is a business-led organization, partnering with education, organized labor, higher education, the community, and government, to provide oversight to public workforce development programs. The New Orleans Workforce Development Board has federal legislative authority to approve Workforce Innnovation and Opportunity Act – Title I spending and to measure the effectiveness of publicly funded workforce development programs in partnership with the Mayor of New Orleans. It convenes JOB1, a partnership of public and/or private workforce development agencies and organizations.



Board Members

  • Sheila Burns, WDB Chair
  • Laura Russet
  • La Tonya Hunter
  • Lee Jackson
  • Robert Wooderson
  • Melissa Sparks
  • Jeffery Serpas
  • Patricia DeLucca
  • Quentin Messer
  • Robin Barnes
  • Gregory Curtis
  • Angela Latino-Geier
  • Robert "Tiger" Hammond
  • Kirk Lee
  • Thelma French
  • Angela S. Cryer
  • Michael Fernandez
  • Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib
  • Erin Landry
  • Ashleigh Gardere
  • Rachel Mackey
  • Charlene Bonck
  • Amelia Moore
  • Carmen James
  • Brian Gary


Request For Qualifications

RFQ # 7720-02141- One Stop Operator(s)

The New Orleans Workforce Development Board and the City of New Orleans seek an individual or organization(s) to serve as the operator(s) of the JOB 1 Business and Career Solutions Center(s), JOB1 YouthWorks Career Center, and Fiduciary Agent. The respondents should demonstrate that they can offer a range of services to employers and job seekers based on individual need and employer demand. Successful applications will describe in detail the organization’s plan to implement these activities; demonstrate ability to collaborate and innovate; design and develop complex programs with multiple sources of funding; achieve, track, and report outcomes; and meet government accounting and expense requirements.


RFQ # 7720-02142- Employer and Job Seeker Services

This RFQ solicits respondents qualified to deliver services in three distinct areas: Employer Engagement and Business Services (Business Engagement); Customized Job Seeker Training Services, including innovative programs that deliver cohort- based  customized training for in-demand occupations and career pathways in New Orleans’ targeted industries; and Specialized Workforce Services for Returning Citizens. The New Orleans Workforce Development Board and the City of New Orleans seek contractors who are flexible, adaptive, and willing to collaborate and innovate to design a system that its up-to-date, responsive, comprehensive, and ready to meet the needs of employers and job seekers in a dynamic economy. Selected providers must exemplify  high quality, customer focused employment and training services.


To access the RFQs, go to:, and click on “Open Bids”.


A Bidders Conference will be held on February 10, 2-4pm at JOB1 for all prospective respondents. At the session, we will review program information, key proposal requirements, contract terms and conditions and respond to questions. Attendance is strongly recommended but not required.

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Last updated: 2/8/2017 4:49:37 PM

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