By David Madden

By David Madden

ATLANTIC CITY (CBS) — A bill now in the New Jersey legislature would use state funds to help retrain thousands of laid-off Atlantic City hotel and casino workers so they can find new jobs.

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“If we don’t get you in for free, we’ll pay for it. We’ll pay for your books, and we’ll pay for your transportation.”

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And if the Taj Mahal shuts down next weekend, workers there would also be covered under Allen’s bill, which would set aside 5 percent of the money collected for the state Labor Department’s Workforce Development Partnership Fund to pay for it.

She figures that would be a million dollars to start.

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