Here's how the sequestration will hit counties in New Jersey. Just click on any county and see how it will feel the pinch.
Friday, March 1
The numbers here show the federal employees by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While much has been made written on how the current sequestration battle in Washington could affect the national economy, these numbers are meant to give readers a sense of the sequestration at the local level. No one knows for certain what the sequestration cuts, some $85 billion, will mean exactly. Even if the March 1 federal cuts are enacted, the full effects would not be felt immediately. The government is required to alert impacted…
New Labor says local distribution centers offer low pay, discriminate against workers from temporary agencies.
New Labor, a New Jersey-based organization with worker centers in New Brunswick and Lakewood, issued the report New Jersey’s Supply Chain Pain: Warehouse and Logistics Work Under Walmart and Other Big-Box Retailers on May 17. The state's container port, the Port of Newark/Elizabeth, is the second largest in the nation, moving more than 80 million metric tons of cargo and 3 million containers in a year. Much of these goods are moved through warehouses near N.J. Turnpike Exit 8A in South Brunswick and Cranbury. The industry's largest customers, according to New Labor, are the big-box chains like Target and Walmart. The report said that the state's logistics industry -- "a complex network of establishments that that move consumer goods …