Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T)

SNAP E&T gives participants the skills and supports they need to find a job. This program also offers a way for SNAP recipients to meet the work requirements to remain eligible for SNAP.  In New Jersey, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) is responsible for providing employment and job readiness activities.

SNAP recipients may be enrolled in this program if they do not meet an exemption. Your county board of social services worker will tell you if you need to participate in this program.

SNAP recipients have access to Employment and Training Services such as:

  • Short-term vocational or technical training;
  • On-the-job training;
  • Job placement services;
  • Job retention, or follow-up case management services; 
  • High School Equivalency or GED;
  • English language training; 
  • Literacy or other adult basic education; 
  • Job-search training, such as resume writing and interviewing skills;
  • Group and individual job search activities. 

When you participate in an E&T program, you can receive help with transportation, dependent care or other supportive services such as reimbursements for uniforms or personal safety items. If you do not participate in your assigned activity, you may lose your SNAP benefits.