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Streamlining the process from education to the workforce

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Photo: Susan Allen/ The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Photo: Susan Allen/ The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno stopped by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Monday morning.

She was there as a part of the aligning the state's workforce tour. The lieutenant governor was joined by the Secretary of Higher Education and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

As Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold Wirths tells us, today's meeting discussed how to streamline the process from education to the workforce.

"We know we have 200,000 job openings within a 50 mile radius of anywhere you stand in New Jersey, yet we have an unemployment rate that's higher than anyone of us would like. So what we're doing now is actually working with the different educational institutions, from our high schools up to our community colleges we have a great relationship with, and making sure that we're aligning the job openings with the job training."

The governor's office says Stockton College's retail, hospitality, and tourism program is part of one of the seven talent networks designed around each of the state's key industry sectors.

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