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NJ Expands Job Program To Help Unemployed [AUDIO]

Looking for a job? The state has expanded a program to help the unemployed in New Jersey find work within a few months.

The Jersey Job Club is designed to help more people get back to work quicker, by expanding its networking group of professionals to focus on six key industries: life sciences, financial services, health care, manufacturing, technology and transportation.

“Those are the areas that over half of New Jerseyans are working in and over two-thirds of the income comes from those industries so we’re focusing on areas where the state does best” said Hal Wirths, commissioner of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

He said the program will help job-seekers write resumes, network and will also email you links to current job openings.

“I have over 120,000 jobs open in the state of New Jersey listed and within a 50 mile-radius we have about 250,000 jobs.”

23 job clubs will open statewide by early September.

“This is all about getting people back to work and lowering the unemployment rate” said Wirths.

To join a Jersey Job Club, register online and click Jobseeker.

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