New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a news conference in Ewing, N.J., Monday, March 2, 2020. New Jersey has no cases of the new coronavirus, Murphy said speaking Monday from a state police facility alongside Cabinet and other officials, including Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. Persichilli said one person in New Jersey is under investigation, but was not hospitalized and did not have a fever. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEWARK — New Jersey has seen a surge of activity on a jobs portal it started to find essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.
The governor reported that 88,000 people visited the site in its first 24 hours online. The number of open positions on the site in 12,000, spanning over 100 employers. Murphy encouraged other companies to connect with him to add further jobs to the site.
You can visit the portal here. Murphy claims that New Jersey is the first state to launch such a website during the outbreak. The state has over 3,600 positive cases and 44 deaths as of Tuesday.
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