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U.S. Hiring Dropped Abruptly in August with the Smallest Jobs Gain in Seven Months

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Ridgewood NJ,U.S. hiring dropped abruptly in August with the smallest jobs gain in seven months, complicating any decision by the Fed to begin scaling back monetary support by the end of the year.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday ,Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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Top 8 Legitimate Jobs With the Highest Pay

If you’re at the stage where you need to decide your academic and career choices, money is obviously a major concern. While there are thousands of options out there, not all of them are well-paying and can leave you stuck in academic debt for your whole life. You should make your education and career choices according to a plan which makes you debt-free as soon as you can and also lets you invest in assets before it gets too late. 

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Despite NJ July Job Gains State is still nearly 275,000 jobs shy of the February 2020 peak

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Trenton NJ,  Preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey increased in July by 14,600, to reach a seasonally adjusted level of 3,954,100. This marks the seventh consecutive month of gains in the state’s total nonfarm job level.  

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SURVEY: Fears of contracting COVID-19 is the most cited reason among unemployed Americans still not job hunting

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Ridgewood NJ, ResumeBuilder.com recently released a survey that discovered what’s stopping Americans from job hunting.

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Columbia Bank Sponsors Twelve Local Organizations with Covid-19 Recovery Grants Funds

Newark Arts Council Receives Covid Recovery Grant from Columbia Bank. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Bank

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Fair Lawn NJ, Columbia Bank is pleased to announce, through its membership with the  Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (“FHLBNY”), its sponsorship of twelve New Jersey businesses, which have  received a cumulative of $100,000 in support grants. The FHLBNY Small Business Recovery Grant Program is intended  to support the financial security and health of workers employed by organizations that have suffered a decrease in  revenue as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  

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US Economy adds 943,000 Jobs in better-than-expected jobs report

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Washington DC, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 943,000 in July, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 5.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in local government education, and in professional and business services.

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Thinking Of Starting A Career In The Healthcare Industry? Here Are Some Important Tips

Starting a career in the healthcare industry can be an exciting experience, but it also comes with some important considerations. There are many different types of jobs and fields you could specialize in, so it’s best to think about what kind of job will suit your skillset. It is also important to consider what field you want to work in – there are many options, such as nursing or physical therapy.

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Another Iconic Business Shutters its doors for good, while Rep Josh Gottheimer and Governor Phil Murphy Remain Silent

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Paramus NJ, Frank Pallotta who is currently running for Congress in the 5th District  had this to say about the Fireplace closure in Paramus ,”These unfortunate scenes are becoming far too common in New Jersey. Another iconic business shutters its doors for good, while Rep Josh Gottheimer and Governor Phil Murphy remain silent on every issue affecting their ability to remain open and operate profitably. It should surprise no one that nearly a dozen concerned Republican leaders in the area stopped by to offer support, while in Democrat-controlled Bergen County, not one Democrat showed their face. Thank you Jack Ciattarelli for taking the time to speak to hundreds of patrons, to Jim Arakelian for putting all this together, and to all the candidates who stopped by.”

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Fair Lawn Nabisco Factory Shuts Down for Good

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Fair Lawn NJ, today will mark the end of an era in Fair Lawn, when Mondelēz will shut down production at the Nabisco factory for good, ending the bakery’s more than six decades in town. The closure has been underway for months, yet many in the area still feel a sense of shock.

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An Overwhelming Majority of Americans Say Summer Jobs Important for Teens

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Ridgewood NJ, Most Americans believe it’s important for young people to work during the summer, and don’t think it will be very difficult for teens to find jobs in the current economy.

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U.S. added 559,000 jobs in May, Misses 671,000 estimate

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Washington DC, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 559,000 in May, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in public and private education, and in health care and social assistance.

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New Jersey Job Growth Anemic in April as Gap with National Unemployment Rate Remains Wide

At April’s rate, a pre-COVID jobs recovery would take 7 years
Leisure & Hospitality sector continues slow recovery, adding 3,000 jobs
NJ unemployment rate remains significantly above US average

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Morristown NJ, on May 20th, New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued the monthly jobs report for April 2021. Dr. Charles Steindel, former Chief Economist of the State of New Jersey and current Resident Scholar, Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College, analyzed the report for the Garden State Initiative:

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Field Station: Dinosaurs signs five-year lease at Overpeck Park in Leonia

photos courtesy of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

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Leonia NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners made some new friends  on Friday May 14th ,joining Guy Gsell, executive producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs to celebrate National Dinosaur Day and sign a five-year lease at Overpeck Park in Leonia.

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U.S. Chamber Calls for Ending $300 Weekly Supplemental Unemployment Benefits to Address Labor Shortages

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WASHINGTON DC, The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley.

“The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market. We need a comprehensive approach to dealing with our workforce issues and the very real threat unfilled positions poses to our economic recovery from the pandemic. One step policymakers should take now is ending the $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit.  Based on the Chamber’s analysis, the $300 benefit results in approximately one in four recipients taking home more in unemployment than they earned working.”