It was a busy week in New Jersey as we continued to talk about Governor Murphy’s sanctuary dream and pushing job and revenue generators out of the state.
Conagra, parent company to such iconic brands as Slim Jim, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Birds Eye, Vlasic and others has announced the closing of two New Jersey offices in Cherry Hill and Parsippany. The closings will result in 504 layoffs in 2019 – 196 in Cherry Hill and 308 in Parsippany. A Conagra spokesperson called locations in Chicago and Omaha more “cost effective”.
New Jersey Governor Murphy just doesn’t get it. Perhaps his 23-year career at Goldman Sachs didn’t prepare him for the struggles of small businesses and working class New Jerseyans. In response to 1,311 layoffs expected in the next 2-months with 826 expected before January 1st Murphy responded that we must “recommit to taking immediate action to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage and put it on a path to $15 an hour”.