New Jersey

June 15, 2017

NEW JERSEY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINS STEADY DESPITE JOB LOSS

New Jersey’s unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 percent last month despite the loss of 14,000 jobs from the private sector.  The State added 900 public sector jobs to help make up the difference in the job loss. ##
June 15, 2017

REPORT: STATE MAY PROHIBIT INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF BALLOONS

The New Jersey Legislature may take action to ban the intentional release of balloons outside because they pose a health risk to animal and marine life.  NJ.com reports that the measure is sponsored by Atlantic County Senator Jim Whelan, but is facing stiff opposition from the balloon industry. ##
June 14, 2017

CHRISTIE: DEAL REACHED TO EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says lawmakers have reached a deal in Trenton to expunge the records of some criminals.  Christie says the move is to help these individuals finds gainful employment in New Jersey.  Both political parties are behind the deal. ##
June 14, 2017

MCDONALDS PLANS TO HIRE 4,100 IN NEW JERSEY THIS YEAR

If you are out of work, McDonald’s may be a good place to look for a job.  The fast food chain announced that it plans to hire 4,100 workers in New Jersey this summer as the chain attempts to hire a quarter million people.  More than half of the hires will be 24 years old [...]