Part 2:

New Jersey 101.5 is leading the conversation about helping New Jersey businesses and workers navigate the ongoing labor shortage.

At 7 p.m. tonight, join New Jersey 101.5 host Eric Scott as he and his guests explore what can be done to help both businesses and workers who are struggling in a post-pandemic world.

“The economic recovery is underway, yet many businesses are struggling to hire and many workers face challenges reentering the workforce,” Scott said.

The town hall will be live on air — which you can listen to on our website or the free NJ101.5 app — and at Facebook.com/nj1015/live.

The program’s on-air expert panel:

James W. Hughes, a distinguished professor at Rutgers University and New Jersey’s leading economist

Chrissy Buteas, chief government affairs officer for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association

Peter Chen, senior policy analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective.

The program will also feature experts from New Jersey’s struggling restaurant, hospitality and daycare industries. Scott and his guests will also answer live, call-in questions from listeners throughout the hour.

Thursday's town hall is latest in a series of broadcasts to help New Jersey deal with the ongoing pandemic.

NJ towns and their nicknames

Parkway stops getting renamed after these NJ greats

Some of New Jersey's most iconic figures are getting their names on something other than awards or gold records: Garden State Parkway rest stops.

Family summer fairs & events in NJ happening through Labor Day

A full list of county fairs, street fairs, and family fun events happening late summer through Labor Day in NJ.
(All events are listed in date order through September 6)

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.