Get Unemployment Benefits While You Work

Claire Gordon
Chris Christie unemployment benefits
Chris Christie unemployment benefits

Many unemployed Americans would love to get new skills, but can't afford to lose their unemployment benefits. Many employers want to hire new people, but can't afford to spend months training a new employee. The New Jersey Assembly is set to reconsider a bill that would kill these two birds with one stone.

The proposal would allow employers who have a job vacancy to train individuals for up to 24 hours a week for six weeks without paying them, and with no obligation to hire, reports The Associated Press. The trainees could continue collecting unemployment benefits during this time, as well as up to a $100 per week stipend for transportation, child care and other job-related costs.