New Jersey needs more workers with voc-tech training

A new bipartisan legislative panel will look into addressing a shortage of middle-skilled workers in New Jersey.

Melanie Willoughby with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association said 80 percent of manufacturers in the nation have a serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled production positions.

“This is not where we want to be with the manufacturing […]

By |August 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Most DC wage-hike backers don’t even pay their interns

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) all do not pay interns but support the minimum wage photo of Cory Booker by Boyd Loving 

By Jonathon Trugman

August 12, 2017 | 10:53pm

One of the most valuable things a college student can do is complement his or her education with […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Bergen County|6 Comments

Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.’s 21 counties

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Updated July 18, 2017
Posted July 18, 2017

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So where in your county do property taxes hurt the most?

Last month, we showed you which towns in New Jersey had the highest property tax burdens, which is to say, those where the average property tax bill […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

50 Top Ranked Colleges That Pay Off the Least

By Charles Stockdale July 13, 2017 8:26 pm EDT

For a special few Americans, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, completing college was unnecessary — perhaps even a hindrance — to their vision and success. Most people, however, consider college to be fundamental to achieving their goals and doing well in life

In fact, the […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire

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U.S. seniors are employed at the highest rates in 55 years.
Ben Steverman
July 10, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT

More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job.

Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Bergen County|7 Comments

Solution to NYC’s commuter hell could ruin real estate developers

By John Crudele

June 28, 2017 | 10:48pm

Commuters coming into New York City from the north, south, east and west are irate.

The Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and Metro North — not to mention the New York City subway, which moves 5.7 million people every weekday — have all been plagued by dramatic breakdowns […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Commuters|2 Comments

A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

By Max Ehrenfreund June 26

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they’d hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments



Executives are perturbed about New Jersey’s high taxes and the state government’s approach to business

New Jersey’s top business leaders are optimistic about the direction that the national economy is heading in this year, but as the state gets ready to elect a new governor, they are more cautious about New […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

An average N.J. resident needs to make this much to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Updated on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 PMPosted on June 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM


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As expensive as it is to live in New Jersey, the cost to rent an apartment here isn’t close to being the priciest in the nation.

Renters in the Garden State — where the fair-market rate […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Move over, millennials: NJ businesses looking at undefined ‘Generation Z’

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By Dino Flammia June 8, 2017 2:23 AM

Centennials. iGen. The Founders.

Any name you choose, the generation following millennials remains a mystery to those who will end up being their bosses.

But the oldest segment of Generation Z — somewhere in the age range of 17 to 21 years old — is hitting the workforce […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments