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September surge?

Gillian's Wonderland Pier.

One of the most intensely debated unemployment benefits - the $300 weekly bonus from the federal government - is set to expire soon, along with a handful of other benefits. Business owners and conservative lawmakers argue that the lapse in added money could alleviate labor shortages, especially in the restaurant industry.

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Get back

The worker shortage is a nationwide problem, with business and labor groups at odds over its causes, but it could be particularly acute in New Jersey as the state gears up for the summer tourism season. Economical health here depends on tens of millions of visitors flocking to the beaches, and serving and lodging those people requires a huge workforce.

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