State Assembly to vote on job training bill

(AP) - Jobless New Jersey residents may soon beable to receive training from potential new employers withoutjeopardizing their unemployment benefits.The measure, scheduled to go before

TRENTON - (AP) - Jobless New Jersey residents may soon beable to receive training from potential new employers withoutjeopardizing their unemployment benefits.

The measure, scheduled to go before the full Assembly onThursday, is part of a multi-bill package that proponents claimwill create jobs and boost New Jersey's economy.

The plan is modeled after a Georgia program that lets unemployedpeople receive six weeks of jobs training. In Georgia, more than11,000 employers have participated in the program, subsequentlyhiring 42 percent of the trainees.

If it becomes law in New Jersey, those participating in theprogram could get up to 24 hours of training per week and up to$100 per week to help defray training-related costs, includingtransportation, clothing and child care.

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