Thousands of NJ residents still struggling to make ends meet

Many jobless people in New Jersey have been laid off and say they haven't found any leads since.News 12 New Jersey spoke with people at

HACKENSACK - Many jobless people in New Jersey have been laid off and say they haven't found any leads since.

News 12 New Jersey spoke with people at the Bergen County One Stop Career Center, including John Thomas. Thomas built his career on shipping and receiving. The company he worked for went bankrupt and he says he hasn't had a lead since.

Sal Mastroeni, who manages the career center, says that things have been extremely busy. Mastroeni says that the center processes between 7,000-7,500 individuals every quarter and that long-term unemployment is common.

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