Articles Posted in the " Unemployment " Category

  • My Jobs Ideas Weren’t Crazy, Naysayers

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, when I did my series on ideas for job creation, predictably, some naysayers came out to say “never gonna happen.” Now, I’m no stranger to criticism; in fact, with this series, I would be glad to see meaningful criticism, as I admitted I am not […]


  • Mess at the Meadowlands

    By Toni Marie D’Alessandro | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) announced last week that they will be closing Izod Center (aka Continental Airlines Arena, aka Meadowlands Arena, aka Byrne Arena) at the end of the month.  Almost immediately, Governor Christie’s detractors began blaming Christie for the loss of this […]



  • Bringing Jobs to South Jersey: Craft Beer

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May Counties have, historically, had the highest unemployment in the state. And now things are likely going from bad to worse with casino closures in Atlantic City. That’s the situation on paper. On the ground, living here, it pains me, every time, when […]


  • Good News for 2,800 Taj Mahal Employees

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Good news, Save Jerseyans: As I was putting on the finishing touches of my ideas to keep the Taj Mahal open, The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Taj Mahal, which was in danger of closing on November 13, has no immediate plans to announce its closure (click […]


  • What’s More Offensive Than Jeff Bell?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The feeding frenzy is fully underway, Save Jerseyans. You knew it was only a matter of time. They refused to even acknowledge his existence for most of the Election 2014 cycle. But now that he’s opened wide and put his foot in his mouth? Get ready for everyone […]


  • 10 Appropriate N.J. State Song Selections

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey’s credit sucks as much as its tax rates, business climate and stubbornly-sluggish jobs market, Save Jerseyans, but that hasn’t stopped our legislators from wasting time debating a state song with the same obnoxiously carefree attitude that they exhibit when wasting our money, all while our […]


  • Van Drew Owes Fiocchi an Apology

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog So I’m back from summer vacation, Save Jerseyans, and I ain’t happy. In fact, I’m angry. I read about Senator Jeff Van Drew’s appointing 25 people to the 1st District Economic task force. About how Van Drew made himself chair. About how he made Assemblyman Fluff Andrzejczak […]


  • Bursting Another Tom Moran Bubble

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It never ceases to amaze me, Save Jerseyans. The Newark Star-Ledger‘s notoriously thin-skinned editorial board chieftain, Tom Moran, continues to confound statisticians by being wrong about EVERYTHING. Without fail. Not even close to the mark! And doesn’t seem to give a damn. Moran hates everyone who doesn’t […]


  • We Could Use a Lil’ Voodoo, Mr. Senator!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Cory Booker (D-Twitter) launched his U.S. Senate reelection campaign last week, Save Jerseyans, but the man who prides himself on being a post-partisan and supremely hip leader chose to rely on some antiquated hyper-political rhetoric. Specifically? For starters, he accused the GOP nominee Jeff Bell of peddling “voodoo […]


  • The Golden Goose is Gasping for Air

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic City received yet another reality check this week, Save Jerseyans, with the news that the A.C. metro region experienced the single largest employment drop of any U.S. metropolitan area last month over July 2013. That’s a 3,600 employee loss; by contrast, Nevada’s Clark County (home to Las Vegas) […]


  • Bell: Booker Peddling “Small Ideas”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Jeff Bell’s old boss Ronald Reagan once opined how “[t]here are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers.” How true! But what happens when politicians prey on the electorate’s emotions (and in some cases ignorance) with small ideas? Disguising band aid solutions for actual cures? And […]


  • Christie Vetoes Jobless Job-seeker Bill

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Click here to read Governor Chris Christie ‘s S-1440 veto message. Background: the Governor signed a watered-down bill on Monday that prevents an employer from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history prior to a first interview. This vetoed legislation would make it illegal for an employer to […]