More on Economy and Jobs

Aug 24, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Export Development Award to New Jersey

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $498,000 to the New Jersey Business Action Center through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program. The purpose of the STEP Program is to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that are exporting and increase the dollar value of small business exports.

Aug 21, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Workforce Development Grant for Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) funding in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Jul 30, 2015

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Talks Tech Diversity on The HBCU Nation Radio Show

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. discusses CBC Tech 2020, diversity in the tech industry, and long term education/training for African Americans on The HBCU Nation Radio Show.

Jul 29, 2015

Payne, Jr. Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Workers against Misclassification

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-sponsored the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require that employers accurately classify their workers and provide employees with notice of their classification.

Jul 1, 2015

130K N.J. salaried workers could soon be eligible for overtime

New federal overtime rules could raise pay for an estimated 130,000 New Jersey employees, according to White House statistics released Tuesday.

Jun 30, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds New Overtime Pay Protections

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule extending overtime pay protections to nearly 5 million workers.

Jun 23, 2015

Tech Talk on Diversity Features Black Girls Code, Phat Startup Founders

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. hosted a one-hour Google Hangout on tech diversity featuring Anthony Frasier of the Phat Startup and Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.

Jun 23, 2015

Congressman Payne Launches "Jersey Jobs" Tour

New Jersey Congressman Payne is launching the 10th district’s “Jersey Jobs” tour starting in Jersey City.

Jun 22, 2015

Washington nudges tech on diversity

"There are a lot of young people in these communities who want to go into the tech field but don’t have an avenue in,” said Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.), who on Monday will host a Google Hangout on diversity in tech featuring Bryant and entrepreneur Anthony Frasier.

Jun 22, 2015

Congressman Payne Discusses Tech Sector Diversity in Google Hangout

Leading tech companies hire African American and Hispanics with computer science and computer engineering degrees at half the rate that universities produce them, said Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. in a #TechTalk Google Hangout on “Tech Sector Diversity,” June 15.