The APN is encouraging all state legislators and Assembly candidates to sign a pledge recognizing that poverty is a problem in New Jersey. By signing the pledge they're also saying they'll work with APN and their partners to advance solutions to combat poverty.
A new 70,000 square foot ShopRite opened in Newark, offering fresh produce and healthy food choices to residents. Additionally, the opening is providing jobs with 60 percent of its 350 workers calling Newark home.
The forum focused on empowering women in the workforce and growing their ranks. While women hold more than 50 percent of entry-level jobs, only a fraction make it to the top of the ladder as executives.
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