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Amazon Officially Announces Pick For HQ2

November 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark.

The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle fulfillment and transportation.

Newark was one of 20 finalists named by the company ...

NJ Republican Says State's Tax Increases Blew Newark's Chances for Amazon's HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - The Republican leader of the state Senate said Gov. Phil Murphy's tax plan ruined Newark's chances of being selected for Amazon's second headquarters. 

State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr (R-Union) put the onus of the governor because he signed a budget in July that had businesses bearing the brunt of a more than $1 billion tax increase. The budget was passed after ...

Baraka Says Newark Will Benefit Even If Amazon's HQ2 Goes Elsewhere

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location.

“It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a new police precinct. “That's what they say, right?”

The ...

Lt. Governor Oliver to Deliver Keynote Address at HOMECorp 30th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 30

MONTCLAIR, NJ - HOMECorp, the Montclair-based non-profit, will celebrate 30 years of preserving, restoring and building affordable housing for Montclair residents, on Tuesday, October 30. 

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will come home to her native Essex County to deliver the keynote address at Mayfair Farms in West Orange  to over 200 guests hailing from the business, arts, ...

Essex County College to Host Job Fair for Seasonal Macy's Positions

NEWARK, NJ - Macy's and Essex County College are teaming up to find candidates for temporary jobs during the holiday season. 

Essex County College's Training, Inc. Department will host the seasonal job fair for positions at Macy's on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The company is looking to fill positions for warehouse associates and asset protection officers for the upcoming ...

Newark CEDC CEO Steps Down to Take Top Job at Newark Alliance

The head of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has stepped down to take the top job at the Newark Alliance, a non-profit group charged with promoting the city.

Aisha Glover was named the CEO of the Alliance, replacing Kimberly McLain, who has "moved on to a new opportunity."

“Aisha is a Newark rock star, and her commitment, experience, and record of ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Tech Nonprofit To Offer Free Classes, Job Support to Newark Residents

NEWARK, NJ - A national tech training nonprofit is setting up shop in Newark and plans to train and help place about 130 Newark residents in jobs over the next three years. 

Per Scholas, which has six other locations in the country, will open classrooms in the historic New Jersey Bell Building at 540 Broad St. Training for the program will be free and courses will run three to four ...

Quick Chek in Maplewood Sells Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $166,000

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, stated the NJ Lottery.

The winning numbers were: 18, 30, 35, 38 and 40 and the ...

Newark Airport Workers Rally for $19 Minimum Wage Ahead of Port Authority Vote

NEWARK, NJ - Employees at Newark International Liberty Airport in March were on the verge of receiving an hourly wage increase up to $19, but the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has stalled on giving its final approval for the measure.

So yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka joined members of 32BJ SEIU, a union that represents 14,000 airport employees in New York and New ...

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