Murphy announces more than $100M in grants, aid to small businesses, struggling families

Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Tuesday to use $112 million of the state’s CARES Act money to give grants to small businesses and help support struggling families. The largest chunk, $70 million, will be distributed...

Extra $300 FEMA payments add up to $1.2B for state workers, DOL says

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development said Thursday it has distributed $1.2 billion in FEMA payments under the Lost Wages Assistance program. That brings the total of benefits paid to jobless and...

It’s nearly here: Eligible Jerseyans will receive supplemental unemployment benefits of $300/week (up to...

All lump sum payments connected to the additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits have been processed and should be received by claimants by the end of the week, the state Department of Labor...

Remember that $300 in extra unemployment benefits? It’s finally here

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the FEMA Lost Wages Assistance payment system has officially been launched in New Jersey. Applicants can get up to $300 per week for a maximum of six weeks from Aug....

If you’re unemployed, read this: DOL releases ‘how-to’ guide on answering recertification questions

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development — in an effort to help speed claims through the system — gave input Wednesday on how to answer the seven qualifying questions that are...

Murphy adds another $60M to Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Gov. Phil Murphy announced an additional $60 million in CARES Act money will be used for grants for Phase 3 of the state’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. With the increased money, Phase 3...

N.J. approved for supplemental $300 in unemployment — when it will start paying out...

The good news for those seeking extra unemployment benefits: New Jersey was — as expected — approved by FEMA for a grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program, hours before Labor Day weekend began. The...

Budget deal: N.J. will give $500 rebate checks (next summer) to middle-class families, add...

Calling it a historic day for the middle class, Gov. Phil Murphy and a host of legislative leaders announced they had reached an agreement to lower the threshold on the millionaire’s tax from $5...

Newark launches what it hopes will be $100M fund to assist Black, Latinx business...

Finding ways to create a more equitable and inclusive business climate in urban areas has been a goal of activists all summer. Finding the funding is more challenging. On Monday in Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka...

Unemployed residents of 3 Central Jersey counties eligible for free job training services, thanks...

Residents in Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties who are unemployed because of COVID-19 will have access to a new training grant program through the counties’ workforce development boards. The Consortium of the Greater Raritan Workforce...

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