Jersey City, NJ - In October, 2014 the Consortium was awarded a $10M grant by US Department of Labor to assist NJ’s long-term unemployed (for 27 weeks or more) to get back to work in three industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences. NJ Department of Labor supplemented the award with $2M to expand our work to other key industries: Financial Services, Healthcare, Transportation, Logistics, Distribution, Retail, Travel and Tourism. The grant period is four years ending November, 2018.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Motyka as Senior Executive Director of Smart Infrastructure.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has assembled an interdisciplinary team of NJIT students to create innovative ways to reduce fare evasion on NJ Transit’s Light Rail System.
Robbinsville, NJ – According to Eric Strauss of NJBiz, “Amazon is hiring in Robbinsville again, looking for another 800 full-time workers at its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Mercer County township. The online retailer said Thursday that it is looking for employees who would pick, pack and ship customer orders from the center. Last month, it announced it was hiring 800 full-time workers, and Thursday it said it has filled those jobs and is looking for more employees in order to meet customer demand.”
Basking Ridge, NJ - Verizon is hosting its third annual award challenge and submissions are open, awarding $6M to powerful technology solutions in Transportation, Emergency Response, and Internet of Things. Verizon's Powerful Answers Award offers innovators, developers and entrepreneurs a total of $6M in cash prizes, plus the opportunity for winners to participate in an Accelerator program designed to help develop their ideas and bring solutions to market faster.
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