Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Matching Jersey College Grads With Jobs

Legislation that’s designed to encourage Jersey college graduates to enter fields facing labor shortages has been approved by a State Senate Committee.

Job Fair
Flickr User Evan Bayh

Senator Joe Vitale’s measure would create the Workforce Shortage Loan Redemption Program – providing student loan redemptions of up to 75 percent, in return for four years of service in a field with qualifying labor shortages.  

“The ‘Workforce Shortage Loan Redemption Program’ would help to fill vacancies in professions with large workforce shortages by targeting highly-qualified recent graduates and matching them with careers that are in high demand,” says Vitale, “not only would this program benefit New Jersey’s economy by connecting people with jobs, but it would also encourage New Jersey’s best and brightest to stay in state after they graduate.”

Jersey’s Higher Education Assistance Authority would choose qualified participants for the program who have associate, bachelors or advanced degrees appropriately related to a field that there is a labor shortage in the state and based on the applicants academic accomplishments and financial need.

Only state residents who have graduated from a state public institution of higher learning and have agreed to perform the required service obligation would be eligible to participate.

The bill was approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee, and now heads to the full Upper House for consideration.

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.