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Manufacturing

Holding their own (access required)

Since 2000, manufacturing employment plunged by nearly 5 million, or more than 28 percent, as the number of manufacturing establishments dropped by more than 78,000, a 22 percent decline.

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A hands-on approach (access required)

A North Jersey veteran in his late 20s who was working without much growth potential wanted make a career change into the growing advanced manufacturing segment. “The problem was, he didn’t have any manufacturing background,” recounted Patti Moran of NJMEP. “Fortunately, after reading about some apprenticeship programs, he was motivated enough to contact the U.S. Department of Labor, which referred him to us. In September we placed him in a salaried apprenticeship program.”

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Evonik Venture Capital invests in Nutley-based animal free ‘leather’ start up

The $190 billion animal and artificial leather market has gotten the attention of Parsippany-based venture firm Evonik, which has invested in leather alternative company Modern Meadow. Modern Meadow, based in Nutley, produces a leather alternative made of sustainable biofabricated materials. Its technology produces animal-free collagen, something naturally found in animal hides, through a fermentation process using ...

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