Archive for Tag: Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Legislation to increase workers’ compensation for loss of an appendage advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly advanced a bill (A1110) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer to increase workers’ compensation for the loss of a hand or foot. “Losing a hand or foot is a traumatic, life-changing experience. Workers need to know we will support them during their time of need,” said Dancer...

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Assembly passes Wirths bill giving manufacturers preference when applying for workforce development grants

TRENTON, N.J. – Employers in the manufacturing industry, which is currently in the midst of a skills-gap crisis, could receive some help through a bill (A4023/S446) sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that passed the Assembly Monday. The bill gives manufacturers preference when applying for grants to train their employees. ...

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