ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

Getting it wrong on jobs and employment

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Bridge Development completes purchase in Phillipsburg

By Mario Marroquin
February 15, 2018 03:06 PM

Brokerage firm CBRE announced Bridge Development Partners, and Opus Investments and KTV Inc., have traded a 365-acre development along the I-81, I-78 corridor. CONTINUE READING

PJ Ryan's Tavern leases at Isley Building in Newark

By Mario Marroquin
February 15, 2018 02:27 PM

Brokerage firm JLL has completed a lease for 6,000 square feet on behalf of LMJ 35 LLC for PJ Ryan’s Tavern, the firm announced Thursday. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

NKF appoints NJ senior managing director

By Mario Marroquin
February 14, 2018 10:56 AM

Real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank has tapped industry veteran Leo Paytas to serve as a senior managing director out of the firms New Jersey office in Rutherford. CONTINUE READING

AMS Acquisitions pays $32.1 mil for Silk Lofts

By Mario Marroquin
February 14, 2018 12:28 PM

AMS Acquisitions, a New York-based real estate investment firm, has acquired an 85-unit apartment complex in Bayonne. CONTINUE READING

Urban Air Adventure Park opens Milltown location

By Mario Marroquin
February 14, 2018 01:52 PM

Real estate firm Colliers International represented Urban Air at Ryders Crossing Center in Milltown regarding a 24,000-square-foot lease. CONTINUE READING

Steel Works reaches leasing milestone

By Mario Marroquin
February 13, 2018 02:12 PM

Developers Advance Realty and DeBartolo Development said they have 75 percent occupancy at their Steel Works residential joint venture in Harrison. CONTINUE READING

Connell Foley hires litigators, other professional staff

By David Hutter
February 13, 2018 07:57 AM

Connell Foley LLP has hired nearly a dozen litigators and several professional staff who will join the firm in its Newark office. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

This could be an interesting footnote in next month’s jobs report.

The Star-Ledger is reporting that “aggressive actions” cost some 400 New Jersey residents part-time jobs doing cleanup work necessitated by Sandy. The story doesn’t say what threatening actions the workers took, but we can safely assume it involved guns, since it happened in Newark.

Actually, it sounds more like the company doing the hiring, Command Center Inc., might be at fault here. Newark is starved for employment; the last time a major employer held an open call for jobs, thousands swarmed downtown for a chance to work at the Prudential Center. You’d think the company would have a real plan in place for dealing with a crush of desperate job seekers, but the story reports that the plan was basically to have applicants line up along Broad Street in front of the YMCA.

The company’s from Idaho, so executives probably aren’t used to seeing a thousand people all in one place; after all, the cows outnumber the people by a four-to-one margin. So why it got a contract like this is mystifying, especially when a local firm probably could have put together a better plan than lining up on a busy street in the cold and taking a number.

Instead, hundreds of potential jobs have been canceled, and storm cleanup will probably drag as slowly as a JCP&L truck, literally killing two birds with one stone. Hopefully next time, we’re smart enough to nurse them back to health, instead.

I’m even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:

Getting it wrong on jobs and employment

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement

This could be an interesting footnote in next month’s jobs report.

The Star-Ledger is reporting that “aggressive actions” cost some 400 New Jersey residents part-time jobs doing cleanup work necessitated by Sandy. The story doesn’t say what threatening actions the workers took, but we can safely assume it involved guns, since it happened in Newark.

Actually, it sounds more like the company doing the hiring, Command Center Inc., might be at fault here. Newark is starved for employment; the last time a major employer held an open call for jobs, thousands swarmed downtown for a chance to work at the Prudential Center. You’d think the company would have a real plan in place for dealing with a crush of desperate job seekers, but the story reports that the plan was basically to have applicants line up along Broad Street in front of the YMCA.

The company’s from Idaho, so executives probably aren’t used to seeing a thousand people all in one place; after all, the cows outnumber the people by a four-to-one margin. So why it got a contract like this is mystifying, especially when a local firm probably could have put together a better plan than lining up on a busy street in the cold and taking a number.

Instead, hundreds of potential jobs have been canceled, and storm cleanup will probably drag as slowly as a JCP&L truck, literally killing two birds with one stone. Hopefully next time, we’re smart enough to nurse them back to health, instead.

I’m even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top