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Christie Administration Releases More ‘Recovery4Jersey’ Grants; $7 Million in Hiring Incentives for NJ Businesses

Trenton, NJ, December 2, 2013 — Recovery4Jersey helps Garden State businesses rebuild by allowing you to hire the people you need to do the work you need done.  To offset your hiring costs, this on-the-job training program will reimburse you 50 percent of your new workers’ wages.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) Commissioner Harold J. Wirths has announced the availability of $7 million in hiring incentives under “Recovery4Jersey,” a program offering wage reimbursements to New Jersey employers who take on and train unemployed workers.

Companies may build up their businesses and offset their hiring costs through Recovery4Jersey, which will directly reimburse employers for 50 percent of a new hire’s wages, up to $10,000, for three to six months.

The new employee obtains on-the-job training to learn new talents or improve existing skills, while the employer defrays the cost of training new people brought into the company.

“This program is part of the $26 million ‘Hire New Jersey’ package Governor Christie announced in the weeks after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, when the Department refocused our training funds on the industries that offer the most promise to assist New Jersey’s economic recovery,” said Commissioner Wirths.  “Recovery4Jersey offers our key industry employers grant opportunities to expand their businesses, hire new workers and create more employment opportunities for our highly skilled workforce.”

The Hire New Jersey initiative, which was announced by the Governor in December 2012, set aside $26 million to support three economic recovery initiatives designed by the LWD to assist businesses and workers in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and to additionally invest in New Jersey’s future growth.

The initiatives, dubbed Recovery4Jersey, Skills4Jersey and Opportunity4Jersey, involve the investment of training dollars by LWD into New Jersey businesses and the state’s workforce with the immediate goal of connecting the unemployed to job opportunities in the Sandy recovery and the long-term goal of building the skills of existing workers for jobs in the state’s most promising industry clusters.

The initiative restructured long-standing LWD training programs to insure that future training is driven by the needs of the Garden State’s businesses.

To learn more about Recovery4Jersey go to www.Jobs4Jersey.com.  Employers and workers interested in participating in the grant opportunity may send an e-mail to Recovery4Jersey@dol.state.nj.us or dial the Recovery4Jersey hotline at 1-877-682-6238.

For access the Recovery4Jersey flyer, click here.