Category Archives: Other State News

Key Food acquires A&P stores, saves New Jersey Jobs.

TRENTON, N.J. — Independently owned and operated Key Food Stores is purchasing 23 new stores from the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, saving 1,800 jobs, many of those in New Jersey. The deal is expected to add $2.3 billion to annual retail sa ...

Star brings energy to New Jersey.

TRENTON, N.J. — Star Energy Partners continues in its expansion to provide consumers with greater choices and lower costs. Plans are to open new facilities in Illinois and New Jersey. Residential and commercial energy consumers throughout northeastern ...

Bancroft opens headquarters in Cherry Hill.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Bancroft, a provider of early childhood, education, supported employment, community living, behavioral treatment, and other services to 1,700 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has opened a new corporate he ...

New Jersey’s unemployment lowest since 2008.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey reported its lowest unemployment rate since 2008 for the month of June. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the state’s private sector added 23.200 in the first six months of this year. New Jersey’s unemployme ...

Aldi plans new store, jobs in South Jersey.

NEW JERSEY — Aldi plans to hire 350 employees at its stores in South Jersey and Pennsylvania. The grocer is in the midst of a rapid expansion in the region. Last year, it purchased 66 Bottom Dollar grocery stores, many of which it plans to reopen as Ald ...

Wells Fargo goes above and beyond for hiring veterans.

TRENTON, N.J. — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno recently recognized Wells Fargo for its hiring of New Jersey veterans, and she encouraged other companies to follow the lead of the financial institution. “Companies like Wells Fargo, with the help of community or ...

Three companies expand in Seacaucus.

SEACAUCUS, N.J. — Three companies have expanded with leases in the Rugby Realty building in Seacaucus, and an existing tenant renewed its lease. The building, 300 Lighting Way, quickly is filling up. The new tenants combined will occupy 30,000 square f ...

NJ grew private sector employment in first quarter.

TRENTON, N.J. — Private sector employment in New Jersey grew in the first quarter of the year based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private sector employment grew by 9,200 jobs in February, up 2,400 from preliminary estimates, accordin ...

New Jersey adds 6,800 jobs in February.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s total employment rose in February with the addition of 6,800 private-sector jobs. According to data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state showed eight consecutive months of total nonfarm ...

Ocean City ranks high for women-owned businesses.

OCEAN CITY, N.J. — NerdWallet.com ranked Ocean City fifth on its list of the top places for women-owned businesses. The website looked at cities around the country and took several factors into account. It looked at the percentage of businesses owned by ...

New Jersey funds businesses, creates jobs.

TRENTON, N.J. – Hundreds of small businesses in New Jersey received financing from the state last year to grow and expand a variety of businesses and add jobs. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority reported companies received $92 million in fin ...

New Jersey ramps up small business growth initiatives.

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has partnered with the nonprofit UCEDC to help spur small business growth in the state. Last year, the UCEDC trained and mentored thousands and hosted training workshops around the state. Th ...

ADP reports New Jersey added 2,400 jobs in January.

TRENTON, N.J. – Human resources and payroll company ADP reported New Jersey added 2,400 jobs in January. The report found most of the new positions were in the services sector. That sector gained 2,100 net jobs. The goods-producing sector added 300 job ...

Lt. Gov., New Jersey Business Action Center eye growth.

TRENTON, N.J. – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno focused on manufacturing and exporting at the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Resources for Business Growth event in Lakewood with about 100 business leaders. The lieutenant governor touted a plan to help busi ...