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DEVELOPMENT
NJ CARPENTERS APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTER OPENS IN EDISON: Apprentices are ready to go at the new facility. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

BUSINESS
WOULD AMAZON REALLY HELP NEW JERSEY’S ECONOMY?
Luring big corporations with excessive tax breaks may not be the strategy New Jersey really needs. READ MORE AT NJ.COM

HUMAN RESOURCES
OSHA SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOR AP CONSTRUCTION: After an employee died in Camden, OSHA determined AP Construction used an improper lifting device to place steel sheet piles for an elevator at the waterfront Camden Tower Project. The steel sheets became dislodged, striking and killing the employee. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

TRANSPORTATION
A LACK OF TRUCK DRIVERS PLAGUES TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES: The commercial trucking industry is in demand more than ever. But companies are struggling to attract and retain drivers. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

BUSINESS
JAGUAR KEEPS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW JERSEY: Jaguar Land Rover North America celebrated the debut of its new corporate headquarters, a multi-million dollar investment that local officials said kept hundreds of jobs from leaving the state. The company considered relocating in 2015 but instead received a 10-year, $28 million tax break to remain in New Jersey. READ MORE AT NORTHJERSEY.COM

TECHNOLOGY
NEW STUDY SAYS TECH INDUSTRY ADDED 1800 JOBS TO NEW JERSEY IN 2017: According to CompTIA, 1800 tech jobs added $48 billion to the NJ economy last year. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

BUSINESS/HEALTH CARE
NEW JERSEY NOT THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR DOCTORS: According to a study by personal finance site WalletHub, NJ is not hospitable to doctors. The state ranked dead last in total score, with the opportunity and competition category given a 70 percent weighting and medical environment carrying a 30 percent weighting. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

EMPLOYMENT
NJ FACES A MASSIVE SHORTAGE OF WORKERS: There are employers across the state with 40,000 job openings and no qualified applicants to hire. In a program that’s a first in New Jersey, there’s a plan to provide employers with job-seekers. READ MORE AT NJ.COM

BIG BUSINESS
BILL TO BAN OFFSHORE DRILLING PASSES SENATE: Voters really don’t want offshore drilling in NJ. Bipartisan legislation to ban offshore drilling in state waters, and to prohibit infrastructure there from supporting drilling in federal waters off New Jersey, passed the state Senate Monday. READ MORE AT THE PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
TENTH ANNIVERSARY FOR PIONEER PROGRAM: The Rutgers University Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative, which provides training and coaching to first-generation business owners, is marking its 10th anniversary. READ MORE AT NJBIZ