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Senator Michael Testa

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Testa/Simonsen/McClellan Launch ‘LD1 Back to Business’ Plan to Match Unemployed Residents with Job Openings

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In efforts to help residents get back to work, Senator Michael Testa and Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan launched “LD1 Back to Business,” a multifaceted plan to help residents find quality work opportunities, provide resume assistance to job candidates, and dispense beneficial re-employment information.

Senator Michael Testa and Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan launched ‘LD1 Back to Business,’ a multifaceted plan to help unemployed residents get back to work. (©iStock)

“Our office has fielded countless calls from business owners actively seeking residents in need of full- and part-time jobs,” Senator Testa stated. “Inexcusably, the Department of Labor continues to drag its feet on re-opening One-Stop Career Centers for in-person visits, so our office is once again stepping up to fill in the gaps and help South Jersey residents get back to work.”

“Our team went to work helping local families get the unemployment benefits they deserved when the Governor’s Department of Labor wouldn’t answer the phones,” Assemblyman Simonsen stated. “Now more than ever we need to recognize the critical re-employment crisis our South Jersey business community is facing. Business owners are struggling to hire employees to work the fast-approaching, crucial summer season.”

“Mom-and-Pop business are finally able to open their stores and get back to business, but now they are facing serious staffing shortages,” Assemblyman McClellan added. “Our ‘Back to Business’ program will help connect residents to re-employment opportunities and prepare them to re-enter the workforce. Our team is ready to offer assistance with job applications and resumes, and help identify beneficial job training programs.”

The lawmakers are asking residents who are in need of job assistance, resume building, and re-employment training programs to CLICK THIS LINK and complete the LD1 Back to Business: Employment Questionnaire.

“To get the local economy back on track for the busy summer season, shops and restaurants must be able to find the help they need,” said Testa. “If you know of a friend, family member or former co-worker seeking a pay check, please tell them about the LD1 program and share this link.”

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