Updated: Jun 20
March 31, 2023 | nj.gov
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The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced the expansion of the Murphy Administration’s Return and Earn program, which provides a $500 incentive to unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training from businesses with 500 or fewer employees, up from the previous 100 or less when it first launched in September 2021.
NJ SEED: Federal and state governments were perhaps too generous in providing financial assistance to the labor force during the COVID pandemic. It now appears that government must bribe some workers to return to the workforce. Expansion of the Return and Earn program is an appropriate application of that program.