Former labor commissioner honored


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Former State Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths receiving the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Public Service Award at their 2017 Pinnacle Awards Dinner. Presented by David Robbins Jr., Senior Vice President of South Jersey Industries and President of South Jersey Gas Company.



On June 21, former Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths received the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Public Service Award at their 2017 Pinnacle Awards Dinner.

The Chamber’s recognition is for Wirth’s “outstanding commitment to the State’s business community during [his] tenure as Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.”

Wirths welcomed the Chamber’s recognition of the job he did as Labor Commissioner for six plus years he served.

“Working with a lot of good people including the Chamber and business and labor leaders from throughout the State, we were able to reform the operations of the Labor Department and put it on the right financial track,” said Wirths. “The Department became solvent again and ensured that New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, would be able to meet the new and great demands placed on it in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

“Now New Jersey is leading the nation when it comes to combating unemployment insurance fraud. Using common-sense approaches, we have been able to stop nearly $700 million from being taken from the Trust Fund and recover more than $100 million from those who have collected unemployment benefits improperly. These measures will ensure that the Trust Fund remains solvent for years to come.”

Under Commissioner Wirths’ leadership and with legislative support, a federal tax hike that New Jersey employers were facing in January 2014 was eliminated. Due to the growing health and solvency of the Trust Fund, New Jersey employers have realized $380 million in tax relief – the largest single unemployment tax reduction in New Jersey history.

Wirths is running with incumbent Parker Space for Assembly and Steve Oroho for Senate in the 24th Legislative District.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Bee bill signed by governor
TRENTON — Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space protecting the state’s bee population from pesticides have been signed into...
Read more »

Law makes it easier for veterans to obtain ID cards
TRENTON — Governor Christie signed legislation making it easier for veterans to obtain county identification cards. Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Parker Space sponsor...
Read more »

Local produce bill becomes law
Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Ron Dancer allowing counties to create their own label for food grown or...
Read more »

Sussex County Prosecutor's Office
Jan. 8David Chavez, 30, of Long Valley pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension, a fourth-degree crime.
Sentencing is presently...

Read more »

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Ask The Expert
Water Expert Andy Ball: Slimy Water
  • Jan 21, 2018
Obituaries
Dennis Arthur Hey
  • Jan 19, 2018
Entertainment
Sleepy Man coming to Centenary Stage
  • Jan 19, 2018
Features
Healthy You 2018
  • Jan 19, 2018
Local News
Mass and Irish breakfast planned
  • Jan 19, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ