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Issue Position: Job Creation

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As Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, one of Senator Lesniak's top goals is job creation. Last year, the 20th Legislative District partnered with the United Way of Greater Union County to sponsor "Get New Jersey Working", a free career fair which was attended by over 1500 job seekers from the surrounding area. Over 80 area employers participated in this event and many of the constituents who came in seeking a job that morning walked away with at least one interview.

With Senator Lesniak's help, community events such as "Get New Jersey Working" will continue to be an example of strengthening our economy one job at a time.

Senator Lesniak spearheaded an effort with Mayor Bollwage to keep Wakefern's jobs from moving to Newark and keeping its Headquarters in Elizabeth. He's also been instrumental in expanding health care opportunities at Trinatas Hospital. Wakefern and Trinatas are the two largest employers in Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth employs thousands of Elizabeth residents and Senator Lesniak has been the leading voice in Trenton to help our ports maintain their #1 status as a destination for cargo on the East Coast.


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