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Senior Project Manager Lands Great Job with Global Corporation in NJ

George Bryant is an international man of mystery. At least for now. No, the North Jersey father of three grown sons doesn’t work for the FBI, CIA or MI5. But Bryant is currently working on a private-sector project that is so confidential he cannot say who he works for or even pose for an identifiable photo. He can, however, say this: He has been hired as a senior project manager with a F...
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Thousands of NJ Companies Have Received Grant-Funded Training for Their Employees and New Hires

More than 125 Manufacturers Have Hired Graduates of the Community College Consortium’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative In a world where employers struggle to find and train qualified employees, Kellogg’s Frozen Foods in Blue Anchor, NJ, has a different story to tell. So does Linde Electronics & Specialty Gases in Phillipsburg and McIntosh Industries Inc. in Hillside—not to men...
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Kellogg’s Frozen Foods Fills 17 Positions through Ready to Work NJ’s Manufacturing Training Program

NJ Labor Department Chief of Staff Gary Hasenbalg was not speechless — but he was amazed. “We have a 100 percent success rate here today,” Hasenbalg told 18 recent graduates of a Certified Production Technician (CPT) class at Rowan College of Gloucester County. “What I’ve never witnessed before is a place where every graduate will walk through those doors knowing they are going to work the next...
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Get Tuition-Free Skills Training for Your NJ Employees

State Awards $1.2 Million in New Funding for NJBIA Basic Skills Program New Jersey companies that want to improve their employees’ skill sets in specific areas can do so under a new round of funding for the NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program. The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently awarded an additional $1.2 million for the program’s current fiscal year. The ...
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Linde Electronics Hires ‘Perfect Fit’ Lab Tech through Ready to Work NJ

Curtis Marler, the laboratory manager at Linde Electronics & Specialty Gases in Phillipsburg, NJ, a division of Linde Gas North America, LLC,  is very picky about who he hires for entry-level positions at the Linde plant—and with good reason. The Linde plant makes specialty gases for use in the manufacture and/or operation of computer chips, satellite propulsion, laser vision-correction tec...
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What Helps the Jardine Academy Staff Do a Better Job of Teaching Their Students? Effective Team Communication

At the Jardine Academy for children with developmental disabilities, 88 students, most with cerebral palsy, receive loving attention from a large staff that includes teachers, therapists, nurses, administrators and others. The K-12 school, operated by the Cerebral Palsy League in Cranford, provides elementary and secondary education for children and young adults, ages 3-21, with multiple disabi...
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Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative Finds the Right Employees for Elevator-Motor-Repair Company in Hillside

At McIntosh Industries Inc. in Hillside, a large elevator motor from the 110-story Sears Willis Tower in Chicago lies on a flatbed truck awaiting repair in the company’s loading dock. A niche player in the nation’s elevator servicing industry, McIntosh has landed yet another impressive contract, this one to repair an elevator motor from North America’s tallest building. As its business has e...
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Ready to Work NJ Resolves Growing Firm’s Search for Skilled Production Employees

Jeannette Vasquez’s resume said it all: “Energetic,conscientious, reliable production team player.” Add 12 years of award-winning work as a packaging machine operator with Ocean Spray in Bordentown, NJ, and Vasquez was the perfect fit for a production-job opening at Salvona’s new manufacturing plant in Hamilton, just six miles north of Ocean Spray’s shuttered facility. But that six miles was an...
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4 Good Reasons Your Company Should Get Skills Training for Its Employees under the NJBIA Basic SKills Workforce Program

Looking to upgrade your employees’ skills? Thanks to a new round of funding from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey businesses can now apply for expanded employee training under a popular program that’s got a new name. The NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program, also known as Employability Skills Training, is now in its 8th year and still growing in popul...
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The Consortium and Its Partner Colleges Are Closing the Skills Gap for NJ Companies

One of the great frustrations of business owners today is their inability to find the people with the right skills and experience to fill open jobs, especially jobs of a technical nature. This “skills gap,” especially in manufacturing, has become a chasm of Grand Canyon proportions. One reason: the vast majority of students today are herded into four-year colleges to become doctors, lawy...
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