New initiative targets N.J.'s long term, older jobless

October 22, 2015

A coalition of academics, business groups and non-profit organizations launched a $1 million initiative Tuesday to help the more than 100,000 New Jersey workers who have been without a job for more than six months – about half of whom are aged 45 and over.

The initiative, New Start Career Network, aims to provide advice and connections to help hard-core, older unemployed workers overcome the emotional, financial and occupational problems that can dog them after months of rejection and joblessness, and retool them for the job market, the coalition said.

NorthJersey.com, October 21

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