Fortunately, in New Jersey, there is new hope for this weary crowd. Thanks to a $10 million federal grant awarded to New Jersey’s consortium of 19 community colleges, New Jersey is one of only 16 states implementing Ready to Work programs designed specifically to connect the most qualified of these job seekers with employers who need their skills. The NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development is contributing another $2 million to the effort.
“Over the next four years, in New Jersey alone, we intend to assist up to 1,000 of these individuals in preparing for and finding good jobs. We will provide them with needed training, certifications, networking and support services of every kind,” said Sivaraman Anbarasan, CEO of the New Jersey Community College Consortium
for Workforce & Economic Development, which was awarded the grant and will coordinate the program throughout the state.
For more information, visit: http://rtwnj.org/