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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Raymond Lesniak and Joseph F. Vitale that would expand a job training program by attracting funds from private contributors which would be matched by the federal government was signed into law today.
“At a time when many New Jersey residents are struggling to find work and put food on the table, there is no excuse for New Jersey to leave federal money on the table when it can be used to move people back into the workforce,” said Senator Lesniak, D-Union. “Unfortunately it has taken the governor more than two months to sign this commonsense legislation, postponing aid to many struggling families and continuing a 27-month tradition of unemployment numbers higher than the national average. Now that it is law, we can move forward with implementing these projects that are smart and cost-effective ways of providing job skills for those in need.”
TRENTON – Senator Raymond Lesniak on Monday urged the Governor to sign legislation on his desk that would expand a job training program by attracting funds from private contributors which would be matched by the federal government. The bill, S-2366, sponsored by Senator Lesniak and Senator Joe Vitale, that would establish the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Demonstration Project was sent to the Governor on February 14th and should be quickly enacted, Senator Lesniak said.
“We shouldn’t turn our backs on an opportunity to use private donations and attract matching funds from the federal government to help put people back to work,” said Senator Lesniak. “New Jersey continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and this is a smart and cost-effective way of providing job skills for those in need. I can’t understand why the Governor is taking his sweet time in helping people receive the job training they need to get off assistance and get a job.”