Direct jobs at ports of N.Y., N.J. rise by 33 percent

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					she filed was rebuffed, Brown filed        federal, state and local tax revenues,
suit, claiming discrimination under       according to the study, which was                                                   ECONOMIC INDICATORS
the federal Civil Rights Acts of 1964     prepared by A. Strauss-Wieder Inc.,
and 1866, and the Pennsylvania Hu-        a Westfield-based transportation and
man Relations Act.                        economic consulting firm.                                                  New Jersey Warehouse Vacancy
      A U.S. District Court dismissed           The Port of New York and New Jer-
the suit, saying that the statutes only   sey is the largest port on the East Coast,       14.0%                                                                                                                           13.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                 13.3%                13.3%
addressed employees, not indepen-         the third-largest in the country by vol-
dent contractors. But the Third Cir-      ume and the second-largest in value,
                                                                                           13.0%                                                            12.6%
                                                                                                                                         12.3%
cuit reversed the lower court’s deci-     serving 35 percent of the U.S. popula-
                                                                                           12.0%                     11.4%
sion, in part, finding contractors are    tion, the association said. – Evelyn Lee
covered by a section of the 1866 Act.                                                      11.0% 10.2%
– Martin C. Daks
                                          CORRECTIONS
                                                                                           10.0%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        9.3%                    9.4%
Direct jobs at ports of N.Y.,             n  In an article on the New Jersey
                                          Economic Development Authority                     9.0%                                                                                  8.8%
N.J. rise by 33 percent                   printed on Sept. 14, business reten-                                                                                8.2%
                                                                                             8.0%                      7.8%               7.9%
                                          tion grant information was incorrect.
Nearly 270,000 jobs are generated by      Maplewood Beverage Packers LLC
                                                                                                   7.1%
activity at the Port of New York and      will receive $210,000 for retaining 158
                                                                                             7.0%
New Jersey, according to a study re-      jobs, not Proximo Spirits Inc. & Jose                 2008 Q1             2008 Q2            2008 Q3             2008 Q4             2009 Q1              2009 Q2             2009 Q3*
leased by the New York Shipping As-       Cuervo International Inc.                                                                                  Southern N.J.
sociation this month. Jobs directly       n An article in the Sept. 14 edition on
                                                                                       * Quarter to date
                                                                                                                                                     Northern N.J.
associated with port activity have in-    lighting efficiency misidentified the
creased by more than 33 perc
				
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Description: The Port ofNew York and New Jersey is the largest port on the East Coast, the third-largest in the country by volume and the second-largest in value, serving 35 percent of the U.S. population, the association said. - Evelyn Lee
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