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Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

50 Jobs Available at Newark-Liberty Airport. Here's How You Can Snag One

ELIZABETH, NJ - Fifty full-time and part-time positions at Newark-Liberty International Airport are available, and an informational session will be held next week for people interested in the jobs.

The ground services company AirServ will be at Union County’s Workforce Innovation Business (WIB) Center in the Mills at Jersey Gardens mall on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. to share information about ...

Application for proposed Lower Broadway area Wawa postponed

An application for a proposed Wawa in the city’s Central Ward was postponed at last night's meeting of the Central Planning Board.

The proposed project, to be built on two lots located at 1300-1346 McCarter Highway on a 2.483-acre site, would see a 5,051 square-foot 24-hour Wawa convenience store with 58 parking spaces, along with a 16-pump gas ...

Council approves business improvement districts for Bloomfield Avenue and Lower Broadway

The City Council unanimously approved legislation today to create a business improvement district along Bloomfield Avenue and Lower Broadway in the North and Central wards.

The BID designation will allow the city to impose a special assessment on commercial properties within the district with the goal promoting employment and economic growth as well as better residential property ...

Newark launches multifaceted economic development strategy initiative

Flanked by the leaders of Newark's key corporate, educational and non-profit institutions, Mayor Ras Baraka formally launched a new economic development initiative designed to employ a multi-pronged strategy to build up the city's economy.

"It's not normal for us to expect the city to grow, crime to reduce, our economy to thrive and families to be secure with an unemployment ...

Baraka touts Newark's redevelopment at regional business meeting

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told an assembly of regional business leaders that both the business community and city residents must work together for Newark's economic redevelopment to have a positive impact. 

"We should have a collective vision going forth," said Baraka on Tuesday before more than 200 members of the Newark Regional Business Partnership ...

Robert Treat adds seasoned executive chef to its lineup

Robert Treat Hotel has added a seasoned executive chef to its staff as the downtown Newark establishment continues to upgrade its banquet facilities in the wake of the Newark Club's closing.

Frank Heizler, who had been working at the hotel on an interim basis during a search process, joined the banquet team effective May 30. He will work closely with Artie Wassif, the hotel’s ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

Online retailer Amazon is expanding its footprint into Newark after announcing it was merging with Whole Foods Market, Inc in an all-cash deal valued at $13.7 billion.

Whole Food recently opened a store in the city in the former Hahne & Co. building between Broad and Halsey Streets.

Amazon is also the parent of the audio book company, Audible, which is headquartered at 1 ...

Newark employment prep program grads look forward to future

Three months ago, Fatima Hargrove was looking for work. After completing a five-week job readiness program sponsored by the Newark municipal government and the city's corporate partners, she celebrated her graduation, newly employed and engaged in her future.

"I let the past go," said Hargrove, holding a bouquet and choking back tears as she addressed more than 100 ...

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