Archive for Tag: District 8

Committee clears bill that will create grant opportunities for new farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Thursday released a bill that would provide matching grants for new farmers to make improvements on their farms. The sponsors of the legislation (A285), Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblywoman Claire Swift, say their “New Farmers Improvement Grant Program”...

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GOP bill that would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth now law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will help businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers was signed into law today. Assembly members Brandon Umba, Beth Sawyer and Hal Wirths sponsored the legislation (S525/A280) that will fund pre-apprenticeship programs that match high school students with apprenticeships. “Everyone is aware of the...

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Umba bill that would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers may benefit from pre-apprenticeship programs, says Assemblyman Brandon Umba. Umba’s bill (S525/A280) that would allocate funds for those programs passed the General Assembly Thursday. It now goes to the governor’s desk for signing. “Everyone is aware of the work shortages...

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Umba bill would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth

TRENTON, N.J. – Businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers may benefit from pre-apprenticeship programs, says Assemblyman Brandon Umba. Umba’s bill (S525/A280) that would allocate funds for those programs cleared the Assembly Labor Committee Thursday. It now goes to the speaker for further consideration. “Everyone is aware of the work...

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Umba, Torrissi bill that expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible overtime violations passed the Assembly Thursday. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba. The bill (A281) is in response to Elmer Branch v. Cream-O-Land Dairy....

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Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible overtime violations. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba. The bill (A281) is in response to Elmer Branch...

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