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New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development

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New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $159,789,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   5 years
Authority:  New Jersey State Statutes, Title 34, Section 1-2
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Harold Wirths
Assumed office:  May 24, 2010
Compensation:  $141,000
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The New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development is a state executive position in the New Jersey state government.

The Commissioner serves as executive and administrative head of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Harold Wirths. He was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.[1]

Authority

The Department of Labor and the office of Commissionr are established by Title 34, Section 1-2 of the New Jersey State Statutes:[2]

The department of labor, hereinafter in this title referred to as the "department" , organized by an act entitled "An act to reorganize the department of labor; to provide for the execution of its powers and the performance of its duties through departmental bureaus, under the supervision and control of the commissioner of labor; and as incidental to such reorganization, to provide for the transfer and assignment of officials and employees in the present department, and to extend the term of office of the commissioner of labor," passed March fourteenth, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen (L.1916, c. 40, p. 67), as amended and supplemented, is continued...

Qualifications

Per Title 34:1-4 of the New Jersey Statutes the Commissioner "shall be a citizen and resident of this state."[3]

Appointments

New Jersey state government organizational chart

Per Title 34:1-4 of the New Jersey Statutes the Commissioner is appointed to a five-year term by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

Per Title 34:1-2 of the New Jersey Statutes the Department of Labor consists of the following divisions:[2]

  • A bureau of general and structural inspection and explosives
  • A bureau of hygiene, sanitation, and mine inspection
  • A bureau of electrical and mechanical equipment
  • A bureau of engineers' and firemen's licenses
  • A bureau of statistics and records
  • A workmen's compensation bureau
  • A bureau of employment
  • A bureau for women and children

State budget

The budget for the Department Of Labor and Workforce Development in Fiscal Year 2013 was $159,789,000.[4]

Compensation

2013

In 2013, the commissioner's salary remained at $141,000.[5]

2010

In 2010, the New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development was paid an estimated $141,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
John Fitch Plaza
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

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