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New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs

Local News | Apr 23, 2014

New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting an additional $3.6 million from Washington to help communities hire the unemployed to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery.

The money will be spent to employ people on restoration work in Monmouth County and at state parks and other public properties.

The funds come on top of $15.6 million that the state obtained days after the storm hit in 2012. The state hired nearly 1,130 people in temporary cleanup jobs in 13 counties.

The state says approximately 95 people are still working under the grant, many helping rebuild towns such as Union Beach and at the heavily damaged National Guard Training Facility Center in Sea Girt.

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