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The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association Promotes New Jersey-based Jobs to the Cannabis Industry

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Trenton NJ, The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) today announced that it is collaborating with CareersinCannabis.com in an effort to bring New Jersey-based jobs to the cannabis industry. CareersinCannabis.com is the most robust resource for people interested in entering the cannabis industry and offers innovative ways to highlight non-cannabis experience and help job seekers identify and highlight transferable skills.

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The Economy added 428,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.6%

labor force participation rate, at 62.2 percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 60.0 percent

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Washington DC, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.

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WalletHub Study : New Jersey Is 2022’s 8th Best State for Working Moms

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Ridgewood NJ, with Mother’s Day around the corner and 68% of women with children under age 18 having been in the labor force during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.

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Rising Costs of Living :1 in 5 Retirees Plan to go Back to Work This Year

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Ridgewood NJ, after a surge in retirement during the early months of the pandemic, the rate of retired workers returning to the job market has slowly been increasing over the past year. And as the labor shortage drags on, more opportunities have become available for those looking to come back to work, especially in a part-time capacity.

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U.S. GDP Drops 1.4%

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) the U.S. GDP shrank at an annualized rate of 1.4 percent during the first three months of 2022, according to the BEA’s first estimate of first-quarter economic growth. Economists expected U.S. GDP to have fallen by an annualized rate of 1 percent. Marking an abrupt reversal for an economy coming off its best performance since 1984.

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Applegreen Opening New Headquarters in Glen Rock ,to Invest $126 million Renovating 21 Highway Service Plazas in New Jersey

Applegreen to start with the redevelopment of  Woodrow Wilson and Molly Pitcher Rest Stops and install EV charging infrastructure

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Glen Rock NJ,  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Applegreen, one of the largest on-highway service plaza operators in the United States and Europe, today announced an investment worth $126 million in the state of New Jersey, delivering hundreds of skilled new jobs to the Garden State over the coming years. Applegreen, an Irish-founded company, also announced that it will relocate its Travel Plaza Headquarters to Glen Rock, New Jersey. The opening of the new Applegreen Headquarters in Glen Rock – where the company already has a presence – will add at least 100 new jobs in finance, administration, development, and logistics to the region.

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N.J. Chamber of Commerce , It’s Time to Start Standing Up For Residents and Businesses

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Trenton NJ, N.J. Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken continues to kiss up to Governor Murphy and the Democratic legislator . In a statement Bracken claimed  that last Wednesday and Thursday, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce held a very successful “ReNew Jersey Business Summit and Expo” in Atlantic City. Some news coverage of the Summit included a comment made by me, in regard to the plight of the business community, that suggested the governor and Legislature “are not doing anything about it of substance.” Braken owned it then proceeded to back peddle and play CYA .

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The Great Resignation & the Leadership Failures that Drive Good Employees Away

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Ridgewood NJ, since early 2021, the Great Resignation has and continues to cause havoc in the employment world. Leaders world-wide are grappling with understanding what’s fueling it, and why millions of workers are making a mass exodus.  Research suggests that people are rethinking their careers, their long-lasting job dissatisfaction, preferring the flexibility that remote work allows and desiring a better work-life balance. More than ever, employers need to think smart and ensure that their work environment appeals to the post-Covid generation of workers.  Additionally, business leaders need to recognize some of the fundamental leadership failures that drive good employees away.

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New Jersey Still Worst Business Climate in the Region

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Trenton  NJ, As part of its recent budget testimonies provided to the Legislature, NJBIA has released its updated 2022 Regional Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey continues to significantly trail the rest of the region in business climate.

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NJOHSP : Exercise Caution During Job Search

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Ridgewood NJ, according NJ OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND PREPAREDNESS ,  Job seekers are urged to exercise caution during their job search, as they could be targeted with fraudulent offers via phishing emails, social media, or SMS text messaging, according to NJCCIC. Threat actors entice their victims with promises of opportunities that are “too good to be true” to deliver malware, steal funds or collect personally identifiable information. These schemes may cost victims thousands of dollars and negatively impact their credit scores, according to the FBI. Job seekers are encouraged to research potential employers before providing sensitive information to unknown senders. The NJCCIC also recommends reviewing its Identity Theft and Compromised PII product for additional guidance.

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Leisure and Hospitality, Lead Job Gains in March

CASHIERS WORK AT THE CHECKOUT LANES OF A WALMART STORE IN THE PORTER RANCH SECTION OF LOS ANGELES

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Washington DC, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 431,000 in March, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains continued in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, and manufacturing. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.6 percent in March, and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 318,000 to 6.0 million.

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NFIB Calls on Trenton Policymakers to Act to Suspend or Reduce $0.329 NJ Gas Tax Now

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Trenton NJ, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) called on New Jersey lawmakers to help provide fuel cost relief for small businesses, workers, and commuters across the Garden State. NFIB’s New Jersey state director urged immediate action to either reduce or suspend the $0.329 state gas tax until fuel prices begin to stabilize.

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NJCPA “Ignoring businesses does not help low- and middle-class New Jerseyans”

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Roseland NJ, This afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his budget proposal for New Jersey’s 2023 fiscal year which begins July 1. We applaud the Governor for proposing a budget that includes no tax increases or new fees. The NJCPA also commends Governor Murphy for once again including a full payment to the public worker pension fund, though structural reform to public worker benefits is necessary to end the ballooning burden of these benefits on the state budget. We also applaud the Governor for making a large allocation to debt defeasance.

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Governor Murphy’s Budget Address Omits Cascading Challenges on Main Street Businesses, Unemployed, Workforce Shortages, Inflation, or Unprecedented supply-chain disruption

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy (D) delivered his budget address for New Jersey’s upcoming fiscal year today, outlining the administration’s fiscal and policy priorities.

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