TRENTON – The state Senate today approved a four-bill package focused on better preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow, creating job-training opportunities for unemployed residents and helping our small businesses expand and grow. The bills were introduced in an effort to combat the state’s decade’s high unemployment rate and to reinvigorate New Jersey’s sluggish economy.
“New Jersey’s unemployment rate is among the highest in the country, so we can’t just sit by and hope things will get better,” said Senate President Sweeney. “In three years the governor has failed to put forward any kind of plan to create jobs. The Legislature, in the meantime, has put forward dozens of bills that would have created jobs and we are moving forward with more. We hope to have bipartisan support moving forward, because too many people in our state just cannot find a job.”