Coming utility bill problem will impact (as in, raise bills for) everyone

For years, residents who have struggled to pay their utility bills have turned to the state’s low-income heating and electric assistance program, known as LIHEAP. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread economic suffering,...

Amazon opens physical store at Willowbrook Mall, has plans to open 2nd store at...

Amazon continues to expand in New Jersey with Tuesday’s opening of Amazon 4-Star, a physical store located in the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne. The store is the first for Amazon in the state — although...

Amazon announces new delivery station will open in Bayonne later this year

Amazon has announced its latest New Jersey delivery station, located in Bayonne, it announced. The 180,000-square-foot facility, at 105 Ave. A, will open later in the year and help speed deliveries for customers in Hudson...

Labor Dept.: Unemployment benefits distribution reaches $16.2B in less than 7 months  

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced on Thursday it has paid out $16.2 billion in unemployment benefits since the pandemic began nearly seven months ago. The department also announced it has started...

Unemployed residents of 3 Central Jersey counties eligible for free job training services, thanks...

Residents in Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties who are unemployed because of COVID-19 will have access to a new training grant program through the counties’ workforce development boards. The Consortium of the Greater Raritan Workforce...

Murphy signs executive order calling for more protection for workers

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Wednesday that he feels will ensure mandatory health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers at work during the pandemic. The order’s requirements are fundamentally sound...

N.J. labor commissioner answers questions from workers filing for unemployment benefits

Questions: There are so many questions around unemployment insurance benefits. ROI-NJ went to the source for the answers, moderating a webinar with Robert Asaro-Angelo, the commissioner of the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The...

Amazon to open fulfillment center in Salem County in fall 2021 — bringing 800...

Amazon announced plans Wednesday to open a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Carneys Point — a move that will bring 800 full-time jobs to Salem County. The site, which will be the 16th fulfillment and sortation...

How BPU just increased N.J.’s ability to become wind-power superpower

When Gov. Phil Murphy announced in February his ambitious plan of having 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, he talked of all of the benefits it would bring to the state. Murphy didn’t...

N.J. announces 3 infrastructure projects in Port area

Gov. Phil Murphy and a host of elected and appointed officials announced three infrastructure projects Tuesday that they feel will help enhance safety and vehicle movement on roads serving the broader regional port operations. The...

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