A bill (S2496) recently was introduced that would establish the “Back to Work NJ Program.” The program is designed to encourage qualified employers to take on eligible unemployed New Jersey residents for a maximum of 24 hours per week for up to six weeks of unpaid, on-the-job training. During the period of on-the-job training, the trainee will continue to be eligible for unemployment benefits as well as up to $100 per week to help with costs related to taking part in the program (e.g., transportation, clothing, child care, etc.). The bill also sets forth detailed requirements for employers and individuals who wish to participate in the program.