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A closed area at Liberty State Park - March 18, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Sandy Cleanup Means Job Opportunities At N.J. State Parks

Cleanup from superstorm Sandy at New Jersey state parks has provided a boost in job opportunties for those looking for work.


Workers install new pilings to replace the boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, February 19, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Crews Begin Installing Planks For New Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Mayor William Akers said restoring the boardwalk so that it can be walked on safely should be done by May 10.


A box for job seekers to leave resumes sits on a table. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, FILE)

NJ Unemployment Rate Inches Upward In July, Hits Highest Mark Since 1977

Nationally, unemployment rose by one-tenth of 1 percent in July, to 8.3 percent. The state had 12,000 fewer non-farm jobs in July than it did in June.