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NJ lost 34,000 jobs in the past year. Are there choppy waters ahead?

Those higher-paying sectors — white-collar jobs — became saturated after having a “hard time filling their open positions” coming out of the pandemic, Hughes said. “They’re filled now and they’re holding on to the people they have, but they’re not adding new people,” he said.

How to Lay Someone Off with Care, Compassion and Dignity

A few days after being let go, a Philadelphia-based content marketing professional posted on LinkedIn: “Here’s what getting laid off feels like: You just got hit by a bus. And now, before you’ve had a chance to assess your injuries or even collect your stuff...

Rutgers touts success of program for long-term unemployed in NJ

Emerging from the rubble of the Great Recession, the establishment of the New Start Career Network in 2015 provided support to more than 6,000 New Jerseyans experiencing long-term unemployment over its initial six-year period. That's according to Carl Van Horn,...

They get the job but never show up: Ghosting on the rise in NJ

As the New Jersey labor shortage continues, companies large and small are facing a growing problem: job applicants who are hired and accept a position with a start date, but then never show up at work and don’t even bother to communicate they have changed their mind...

More states are ending jobless benefit, but will workers return?

“When there’s a quick ramping up of the (economy), there’s a quick demand for workers and that means the people who pay more are going to get those workers ... just as when there’s a labor surplus they’re able to pay less and still get a competent workforce,’’ says...

Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod

Of the more than 4 million people whose jobless benefits are going to be cut off in the next few weeks, Bre Starr will be among the first. That is because Starr — a 34-year-old pizza delivery driver who has been out of work for more than a year — lives in Iowa, where...

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