Archive for Tag: jobs & economy

Childcare service providers will be paid subsidies based on enrollment, not attendance, under a bill that passed the Assembly last week.

TRENTON, N.J. – The bill (A4746/S3947), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, would allow licensed child care and family day care providers to receive subsidies determined by the Division of Family Development, based on the number of eligible students enrolled. Currently, those subsidies are determined by eligible students’ attendance during...

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McClellan’s mobile barbershop bill makes the cut in the Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee advanced a bill Tuesday allowing mobile barbershops and salons to operate in New Jersey. The bill (A5019/S2996), sponsored by Assemblyman Antwan McClellan and Sen. Michael Testa, permits barbers and hairstylists licensed with the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling to...

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Space bill promoting better trained workforce passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s bill allowing secondary classroom experience to satisfy existing education requirements in apprenticeship programs passed the Assembly Monday. Apprenticeship programs allow individuals to earn money while gaining on-the-job training, a job-related classroom education and industry-recognized credentials. Employers are able to develop specific training that...

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DePhillips launches bold new program to fill jobs and grow small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Pandemic lockdowns decimated countless businesses and put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Many businesses and nonprofits already have trouble retaining workers in some hard-to-fill jobs. Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips has a win-win plan to help businesses and residents alike. DePhillips, partnering with the...

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Bramnick: Reopen unemployment offices now

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is almost reopened with a glaring exception: unemployment and career service offices. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling for the immediate reopening of the offices with extended hours to resolve outstanding unemployment claims and match people out of work with available job opportunities. “Thousands...

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Judge sides with GOP lawmaker, Murphy administration must hand over Covid data used to justify state shutdowns by June 11

TRENTON, N.J. – In a victory for greater transparency and in pursuit of the truth, Assemblyman Erik Peterson was granted access to the N.J. Department of Health N.J. Department of Health’s county-level Covid-19 data by state Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson Tuesday. The state has until June 11...

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Hiding in plain sight, Murphy suppresses bad job numbers

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey did not release weekly unemployment claims last week for the first time since the unemployment skyrocketed at the beginning of the pandemic. Every Thursday the state Labor Department puts out a press release on weekly unemployment claims and how much recipients have been paid...

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Assembly approves expanding DeCroce’s barber pilot program to include more professionals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s barber pilot program signed into law in 2019 would be expanded to professionals from states or countries that do not issue licenses under a bill passed by the Assembly today. Under current law, the three-year pilot program applies only to barbers and hairstylists...

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Dancer proposes legislation protecting business tax credits during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Due to pandemic conditions and the major shift to remote work, businesses that received tax credits through the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 are struggling to meet a requirement that employees spend 80 percent of their work time on-site. To protect jobs and businesses,...

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Bramnick urges Murphy to pay down debt, help unemployed with federal aid money

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is poised to receive $6.4 billion as part of the federal government’s recently enacted $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is pushing the Murphy administration to make good on the promise to pay down some of the state’s debt,...

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