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Jobs NJ: align education with needs of employers, workers

Jobs NJ is how we ensure our state prospers in good times and how it overcomes tough times. Jobs NJ has a clear mission--to better align our education system to meet the future needs of both employers and workers, and do better at matching our workers with potential employers. Jobs NJ will clear a path to ongoing job training, so residents can continue to learn and compete as the needs of employers evolve with new technologies and new economic realities.
Source: 2020 New Jersey State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

Raise minimum wage to $15

Our minimum wage workers got a 25-cent per hour increase on January 1--a scant $10 more on a 40-hour work week. That's completely inadequate. A $15 dollar an hour minimum wage will give more than one million families a stronger foothold in the middle class and allow those who aspire to enter the middle class the means to do so. The people this will help are the same people all of us rely on - maintenance workers, child-care workers and home health aides, security guards, and many more.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Jersey legislature , Jan 15, 2019

Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

Phil believes an economy simply works better when people can afford to participate in it--and that the best way to grow the economy is from the middle class out. Since the end of the Great Recession, New Jersey's gains have gone to those at the top, with middle-class and working families getting even less than before. Phil will turn that around by:
Source: 2017 N.J. gubernatorial campaign website, Murphy4NJ.com , Jun 6, 2017

Partner with private sector to expand job training

New Jersey continues to struggle with long-term unemployment. As of 2015, our state had the third highest rate of long-term unemployed in the nation--more than 41% of all unemployed individuals had been out of work for 27 weeks or more. Last year, Phil Murphy began tackling this issue head on through the New Start Career Network, which provides free, personalized career services to long-term unemployed individuals over the age of 45, and already it's having an impact. As Governor, Phil will develop partnerships with the private sector to expand job training and placement for individuals who are out of work.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Murphy4NJ.com , Sep 19, 2016

Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women

Women in New Jersey currently earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man performing equal work. This is unacceptable in 2016. Phil Murphy supports efforts to close the wage gap by banning unequal pay for substantially similar work, prohibiting employers from requiring applicants to disclose their current salary, increasing wage transparency, and strengthening legal protections for victims of wage discrimination.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Murphy4NJ.com , Sep 19, 2016

Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

Phil Murphy supports raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Raising the minimum wage would benefit nearly one million workers, equal to one-quarter of all workers in our state. New Jersey's current minimum wage is grossly inadequate. The current minimum wage of $8.38 per hour is roughly 50 percent below a "living wage"--the amount an individual in NJ needs to meet basic needs. The argument that raising the minimum wage kills jobs is a myth that is simply not supported by evidence.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Murphy4NJ.com , Sep 19, 2016

Other governors on Jobs: Phil Murphy on other issues:
NJ Gubernatorial:
Barbara Buono
Chris Christie
Cory Booker
Jack Ciattarelli
Joe Rullo
John Wisniewski
Kim Guadagno
Seth Kaper-Dale
NJ Senatorial:
Bob Hugin
Cory Booker
Hirsh Singh
Jeff Chiesa
Murray Sabrin
Rich Pezzullo
Robert Menendez
Stuart Meissner

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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