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Long-term Jobless in NJ to Get Help with $10M Federal Grant

A new federal infusion of $10 million into New Jersey aims to help the state’s long-term jobless residents get back to work.

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced it had awarded the multimillion-dollar grant to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges as part of a larger, nationwide initiative to address the long-term unemployment problem. The federal agency today awarded nearly $170 million to 23 partnerships between non-profits, local government, and employers throughout the country.

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NJ One of Only 16 States Selected for Ready To Work Program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $169,771,960 in grants to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment. The grants are part of the Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

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