$10M Grant to Help NJ Colleges Tackle Unemployment

New Jersey county colleges will share a $10 million grant to combat long-term unemployment – a problem that a new study says is worse here than in any other state — as part of a $170 million announcement the White House will make today.

Details on what the colleges proposed in their grant application were not immediately available, but the U.S. Labor Department said all the grants will fund job training and support services for information technology, advanced manufacturing, health care or other industries with openings.

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