Sunday, September 23, 2012
The latest data includes four years of income, insurance and job losses.
There was new evidence last week of the damage done by the recent recession. The U.S. Census Bureau released numerous new social, housing and economic estimates for larger geographic areas, including New Jersey's counties. And the results confirm the pain many are feeling. Median household income dropped again last year in Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex counties. And it's been a steady decline in three of the four from 2008 to 2011. In Morris County, the typical household had $91,332 in income, down about $3,000 from 2010 and nearly 11 percent lower than the $102,147 median in 2008. Those changes are in real, inflation-adjusted dollars, so the impact is clear: Morris County households lost about $11,000 to save, invest and spend in …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A look at some job openings in or around Springfield.
Here's a look at some featured job openings in or around the Springfield community: A Property Management Company in Springfield is seeking a bookkeeper for a part time position, 12-15 hours a week. Main responsibilities: Accounts receivable (A/P) Account payable (A/P) Payroll including managing employee personal time off (PTO) Prepare Yearly Budgets and monitor budgets monthly Prepare and disseminate monthly financials Maintain owner finical records Monitor monthly delinquencies Train new staff on company policies, procedures, and equipment Documenting key processes Minimum 4 years experience preferred. Contact general manager Tony Nardone Human Resource Generalist - Ajilon Professional Staffing, Linden, NJ District Sales Manager - …
Friday, May 11, 2012
A state legislative committee approved a bill this week that would bar the practice.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Can an employer force you to reveal your Facebook or other social media password as a condition for getting hired or keeping your job? That issue began to get some attention in March after a statistician in New York reported that during an interview with a potential employer, the woman interviewing him had searched for his Facebook and, upon discovering that it was private, asked him for the password. The statistician, Justin Bassett refused and left the interview, according to the Associated Press. But the story brought to light other instances where employers have sought similar access to social media accounts, and have led several states to consider legislation to ban the practice. California's assembly voted Thursday to approve such …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Township is accepting applications for entry-level fire fighter.
Are you attracted to burning structures? Do you crave emergencies? Are you enamored of red vehicles and blaring sirens? Are you handy with hoses and ladders? Springfield might have just the opportunity for you. From now until April 30, the Springfield Fire Department is accepting applications for probationary career firefighter. Do you think you have what it takes to keep the town safe? Applications can be obtained at the Township Clerk’s office on the first floor of Springfield’s municipal building, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., except on Legal Holidays. A non- refundable application fee of $75.00 shall be paid at the time the application is completed and returned to the Clerk’s office. Applicants need to be …
Thursday, April 1, 2010
His goal is to help clients find their passion to succeed.
"Sure, the economy may be bad now, but I don't accept the idea that it's a deterrent to success." So says Jason Weberman, an ebullient business coach who just opened his new office, North Star Coaching, at 110 Hillside Avenue, at the corner of South Springfield Avenue. He talks passionately about how he walked away from an unsatisfying job, reinvented himself, and learned how to help people discover their hidden strengths. "Five years ago, I worked in information technology, but it didn't offer me the kind of personal satisfaction I wanted," he said. "After 11 years, I realized my job was all 'have to' and 'should.' Then I tried sales, but that wasn't a good fit either." Finally, he decided to explore personal and business coaching because…