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A label for the makers

Shoppers in farm markets or grocery stores regularly encounter a little red and green logo on many produce items guaranteeing that they’re Jersey Fresh, or grown in the Garden State. Soon, the same guarantee might be affixed to the state’s manufactured goods. If Senate Bill 2241 is enacted, the Department of State would be required ...

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Big name in lights

Randall Zaibek has worked as a production electrician on Broadway musicals and tours for more than 25 years. He chooses the hardware, then plans and supervises its installation to turn the visions of lighting designers into working systems. And he often chooses gear from a company in Carlstadt named City Theatrical Inc. “I count heavily ...

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NJ Department of Labor announces $3M pre-apprenticeship training grant

To better align secondary, post-secondary, and adult education and occupational training to the needs of Garden State employers, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced a notice of grant opportunity for $3 million to promote upward mobility and economic fairness through the Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education Training Program. The PACE Training Program ...

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Degrees lead to jobs in additive manufacturing

Few New Jersey companies have full-time additive manufacturing operations, also known as 3-D printing, because the technology is evolving. Industry experts believe as the economics improve and local firms become more familiar with the process, that scenario is likely to change.

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Bill would boost manufacturing training programs

Under Senate Bill 2839, the state will appropriate $250,000 to the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc., which the federal government will match with $250,000 of its own money. NJMEP would use the funds to boost its workforce development programs, support entry-level training, provide credentials to state residents and offer employment to the state’s underserved ...

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