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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 09:04 PM
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More great job news from Chris Christieland
Just recently, Chris Christie touted the improved business conditions in New Jersey that are leading to more jobs.


N.J. grocery distributor for A&P, Pathmark warns of 1,100 layoffs
Published: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 6:17 PM Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 6:21 PM
By Leslie Kwoh/The Star-Ledger

"The New Jersey grocery distributor for the troubled A&P and Pathmark supermarket chains said today it may lay off its entire workforce of 1,100 workers and shut down all six warehouses.

Woodbridge Logistics, a subsidiary of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers, confirmed it filed a notice with the state Labor Department earlier this month warning of 1,114 possible layoffs, effective Feb. 6.

The layoffs would take place at all six of the distributors warehouses, which include New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Dayton and three locations in Woodbridge, said Richard Smith, a company spokesman.

The company, which entered New Jersey in 1989, is a distributor for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., the operator of the A&P and Pathmark supermarket chains, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month."

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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 09:09 PM
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1. More lazy unemployed spongers...
NJ Republican leader: Reduce unemployment benefits
By Associated Press - Dec 14, 2010 By The Associated Press
ISELIN, N.J. (AP) New Jersey's jobless benefits are too generous and should be reduced, a Republican leader in the Assembly told business owners Tuesday.

Residents collecting $550 per week have little incentive to look for a job, Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce told the Business and Industry Association. He said cutting benefits is one way to prop up the unemployment fund, which is now $1.7 billion in the red to the federal government.

"I'm one of the few people here ... who feel that benefits are too good for these people," said DeCroce of Morris County. "Why go to work? If you can go for 26 weeks collecting $550 a week, and you get an extension for another 26, that's close to $27,000 a year or $30,000 a year, and a lot of people figure, 'Why go to work?'"

Senate President Steve Sweeney disagreed. The Democrat said people in the construction trades, where unemployment is around 50 percent, would "go to work tomorrow."

The state's unemployment rate overall is 9.2 percent. The national rate is 9.6 percent.
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