Tags Archives: Trenton

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 ...

Cruise industry brings $412 million to New Jersey.

TRENTON, N.J. — Analysis from the Cruise Lines International Association shows that $412 million, or 2 percent of total nationwide spending, from the global cruise industry ended up in New Jersey. CLIA’s 2014 Economic Impact Analysis, an independ ...

New Jersey gains 20,200 jobs over the last two months.

TRENTON, N.J. — 20,200 jobs were created in New Jersey between August and September, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. The BLS reported August employment estimates were much higher than initially reported, rea ...

New Jersey Natural Gas expands its Opower.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Natural Gas is expanding its Opower program, which is expected to double the number of households in New Jersey that will benefit from the energy efficiency data provided. “We’re thrilled to see another utility partner dr ...

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 ...

13,800 jobs added, unemployment drops in New Jersey.

TRENTON, N.J. — For three months in a row, the unemployment rate in New Jersey has dropped. As of the end of August, the unemployment rate in the state was third 5.7 percent. In the private sector, the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics estimates an incr ...

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 ...

Angel Medical Systems advances heart attack technology.

TRENTON, N.J. — Angel Medical Systems has developed technology to decrease damage from heart attacks with early detection and warning. The company has developed an implantable device to monitor an individual’s heart and alert the wearer at the on ...

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 ...

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 will soon need 20,000 additional nurses.

TRENTON, N.J. — The demand for nursing jobs in the Garden State will create 20,000 jobs in the next five years, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To facilitate that need, Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno plans to help bolster nursing training pro ...

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 ...

Tesla can sell cars in New Jersey, finally.

TRENTON, N.J. — After several hurdles and legislation that would not allow Tesla Motors to sell automobiles in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill to allow the carmaker set up shop in the Garden State. In December, Tesla was opened a sh ...

New Jersey posts record tourism industry numbers.

TRENTON, N.J. – Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno said tourism in New Jersey last year accounted for $42.1 billion in revenue and that 93.2 million people visited the state. The revenue broke records, and was 3.8 percent higher than 2013. The number of visitors ...

Lt. Gov kicks off STEM mentor program.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno kicked off the Million Women Mentors program to recruit 6,000 mentors for young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help foster the future workforce. Guadagno hopes ...

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 ...