By Derek Roseman
It says something about Chris Christie’s tenure as Governor of New Jersey that our state has one of the highest rates of long-term unemployment in the entire country.
His leadership on the economy hasn’t been very good, to say the least.
But New Jersey’s long-term unemployed have hope, thanks to Phil Murphy and the New Start Career Network, a new organization that partners with businesses and career coaches to get people back on their feet and back to work.
Phil joined his economic know-how with his commitment to helping those who need it most to put together this innovative and successful effort.
Don’t take my word for it — watch this new video about how the New Start Career Network helped Cliff get a job he loves:
The New Start Career Network provides free, personalized assistance to New Jersey residents, age 45 and over, who have been unemployed for six months or more. As Cliff says in the video, the organization not only helped him connect with career coaches and potential employers, it also gave him and his family hope.
In less than a year, more than 1,000 long-term unemployed have signed up — leading Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to call the New Start Career Network a “fantastic” model and to urge the organization to “keep up the great work.”
Bringing people together to achieve results that better the lives of New Jerseyans is what Phil Murphy has been doing for more than a decade — and we need to keep up the great work supporters like you are doing to help spread the word about this campaign.
Watch the video, then share it with others.