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NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development extends closings amid COVID-19

NEW JERSEY – In the ongoing effort to balance public safety with public service, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has extended the closing of its facilities to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The anticipated reopening of all One-Stop Career Centers and Labor Department headquarters located at 1 John Fitch Way in Trenton is Monday, July 13, 2020.

The Labor Department will continue to monitor the situation closely due to concern for the health and safety of customers and staff.

Though One-Stop Career Centers and other offices have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department has provided services remotely. This includes:

  • Re-employment Services
  • Business Support Services
  • Family Leave Insurance
  • Temporary Disability Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • And more

Additionally, Workers’ Compensation hearings are continuing virtually, at this time.

These online services are available at Residents are encouraged to check the site often with the latest information on programs, benefits and services for those impacted by the virus.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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