Tag: occupational

You can’t get unemployment, but illegals can now get occupational licenses in N.J.

By Matt Rooney _ The past several months have been exceedingly difficult for thousands of unemployed and underemployed New Jerseyans. Our unemployment rate is 3.5% higher than the national average. 7 out of every 10 moving New Jerseyans are leaving Read More

Licensing reform by the states will lift Americans from poverty | Jedynak

Originally published in The Hill By Erica Jedynak _ Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump don’t have much in common, but even they agree that occupational licensing laws do the American people more harm than good. In 2015, the Obama administration released a set of best Read More

N.J. has added 38 licensed low-income occupations since 1993

TRENTON, N.J. —  Is the proliferation of occupational licensure holding New Jersey back? A new report released by The Archbridge Institute on Tuesday “found evidence of a potential negative correlation between growth in licensed occupations and absolute economic mobility.: “[…] Occupation Read More

STUDY: New Jersey is America’s 16th most burdensome occupational licensing state

New Jersey has earned another dubious distinction according to the Institute for Justice.  A new study released Wednesday by that organization ranks New Jersey as the 16th worst occupational licensing law state in America. “A job and livelihood should not depend on Read More