March 19, 2013
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A plan to repair Superstorm Sandy damage in its state parks and beaches with unemployed workers will give work to about 1,000 people, New Jersey officials said Monday.
New Jersey has already hired about 700 unemployed residents statewide thanks to a $15.6 million federal grant and plans to hire 300 more — all in a state where the unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, one of the highest in the nation.
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