Apr 1, 2021

NJBIZ Conversations: Greg Lalevee

The business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 talks about what the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan could mean for New Jersey.

Mar 31, 2021

Murphy garners 58% approval in new poll, Biden approval at 53%

The governor saw high approval ratings in his job handling of the existing pandemic. Additionally, 99% of Democrats said they were confident of Biden’s ability to get the pandemic under control, compared to 47% of Republicans.

Swimming pool
Mar 31, 2021

NJ pool manufacturer leaving for North Carolina (UPDATED)

“The decision to relocate to North Carolina was driven by a business need to bring our corporate functions closer to our largest production facility to improve collaboration and increase efficiency,” said Hayward spokesperson Monty Hagler.

Mar 31, 2021

PPP extended for two more months

President Joe Biden the legislation providing an additional 30 days for the U.S. Small Business Administration to process pending applications.

Mar 30, 2021

Biden nominates two to fill NJ district court vacancies

If confirmed, Julien Xavier Neals, county counsel and acting county administrator for Bergen County, and Judge Zahid Quraishi, a United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey since 2019, will fill two of the state’s six district court vacancies, second only to California’s and declared a “judicial emergency.”

COVID-19 vaccine.
Mar 29, 2021

NJ COVID vaccines reach 4M people, amid eligibility, dose surge

Eligibility expanded to food production, distribution and agriculture workers; any remaining eldercare staff; warehousing and logistics; clergy; judicial workers; postal and shipping workers; elections personnel; hospitality; medical supply chain, and social services support staff.

Mar 29, 2021

Murphy expanding limits for outdoor gatherings, public venues

The move comes as the state is experiencing an increase in the availability of COVID-19 vaccine doses and eligibility to get a shot, despite the simultaneous uptick in new cases and total hospitalizations stemming from several highly contagious variants of the virus.

Construction Worker at Site
Mar 29, 2021

NJDOL to dole out $1.2 million to minority and women veterans looking to get into construction

Helmets to Hardhats, or H2H, is a national nonprofit program to help reserve, retired, and transitioning active-duty military members connect with career-training opportunities in construction trades.

Mar 26, 2021

NJ gets $91M from FEMA to retroactively cover COVID relief costs

"...New Jersey is now eligible to receive millions of dollars in additional federal funding to help our state continue responding and recovering from the impacts of this pandemic,” said Sen. Bob Menendez.

Mar 26, 2021

Assembly passes bills amid COVID surges loosening NJ restaurant restrictions

The measures would give a greater degree of flexibility to the owners of bars, restaurants, distilleries and other eateries, especially as the widely popular outdoor dining options witnessed over the summer remain useless amid the cold winter weather.

Business center closed due to COVID-19, sign with sorry in door window. Stores, restaurants, offices, other public places temporarily closed during coronavirus pandemic. Economy hit by corona virus.
Mar 25, 2021

NJ COVID reopenings drive soaring job gains led by dining

The data marks potential good news for a job market that flattened between December and February, which made up the worst months of the COVID-19 second wave. New Jersey’s unemployment rate was 7.7% in December, 7.9% in January and 7.8% in February, according to state data.

Mar 25, 2021

NJ travel rebound could drag into mid-decade, panel says

Aspects of tourism in the state, like domestic travel, will bounce back quicker and could see signs of opening up much sooner.