Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Employment Advances in July

NEW JERSEY — Private-sector employment continued to expand in July while the state’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend, edging lower for a fourth consecutive month by 0.1 percentage point to 4.2 percent. The July rate represents the lowest statewide unemployment rate since July 2007, according...

Governor signs Space bill broadening HVAC workforce

NEW JERSEY — Assemblyman Parker Space’s legislation bringing more highly skilled workers into the heating and air conditioning trade was signed recently by Governor Phil Murphy. Space’s measure (A3704/S2550) clarifies that tradesmen who complete apprenticeship programs run by sheet metal workers, steamfitters and pipefitters are...