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How to Become a Loan Officer


So, are you interested in learning about how to become a loan officer, or have you, perhaps, stumbled upon this article by accident? Whatever the case may be, in this article, you will find out everything that it takes to become a loan officer. Basically, when it comes to loan officers, these professionals play a very important part in helping buyers find different thighs that are right for them and the situation that they are in financially. That is by no means an easy task, but in order for you to understand this better, we have listed the most important things that you need to know about to become a loan officer yourself.

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Trenton Lawmakers Back Bills to Boost Apprenticeships

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Trenton NJ,  A wide-ranging plan to make apprenticeships more accessible for New Jersey residents particularly in high growth industries was introduced in the Senate. The 10 bills sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chair M. Teresa Ruiz are in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and are based on its report released September 6, 2018 entitled “Becoming the United States of Opportunity: the Economic Equity and Growth Case for Apprenticeships.” This report highlighted how apprenticeship programs can strengthen our economy and advance economic opportunity by connecting residents—particularly women and people of color—to living wage careers.

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N.J. relaxes rule barring convicted drug users from getting welfare


By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for
on November 30, 2016 at 1:18 PM, updated December 01, 2016 at 2:16 AM

TRENTON — A drug possession conviction is no longer a barrier to receiving welfare benefits in New Jersey under a compromise bill Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Wednesday.

Childless adults who undergo outpatient drug treatment may qualify for public assistance, despite a conviction for drug possession in their backgrounds. Previously, inpatient treatment was the requirement.

The bill’s sponsors say the old restrictions inhibited a person’s ability to become self-sufficient. The legislation is among others aimed at reducing poverty in the state, which has remained stubbornly high in the post-recession era.

“It can be tremendously hard to turn one’s life around after a drug conviction because of all the doors that close in their face due to legal constraints, especially for those who don’t have family or friends to rely on for assistance,” said state Assemblywoman Liz Muoio (D-Mercer), one of the bill’s prime sponsors. “Financial assistance, job training, and education — all of these things provide hope and a chance at a new start.”