TRENTON - One out of every ten people in New Jersey is unemployed. Lawmakers introduced a package of jobs bills today, known as "Back to Work New Jersey," in hopes of helping them get back to work.
Both the Assembly and Senate held hearings today on the plan. In the Assembly, Republicans and Democrats sparred over an employee-training plan originally started in Georgia that could cost millions of dollars.
Other parts of "Back to Work New Jersey" that were discussed included putting the state's unemployment services online, as well as removing some of the tax advantages out-of-state companies have over New Jersey-based companies.