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NJ Labor Department suspends in-person unemployment insurance services at one-stop career centers due to COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ  – As a preventative health measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and as a way to speed service delivery, New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo announced that in-person unemployment insurance services are temporarily suspended at all New Jersey One-Stop Career Center offices effective immediately.

Anticipated re-opening is in two weeks, on Monday, March 30, Asaro-Angelo said. 

Customers needing to file for unemployment insurance are urged to apply online at They are experiencing extraordinarily high call volume and longer than usual wait times. Filing online is easy, and will ensure your claim is processed in the fastest way possible. 

If you are unable to access the internet, customers can call:    

  • North Jersey:  201-601-4100 
  • Central Jersey:  732-761-2020 
  • Southern Jersey:  856-507-2340 

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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