STATE – A majority of Garden State residents support making sports betting legal at New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos; according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind,™ 52 percent favor the idea while 31 percent oppose it.
BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Business Partnership and www.visitsomersetnj.org will present “Tourism Talks,” Central New Jersey’s largest travel industry networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 600 Commons Way, Bridgewater.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In preparation for the 2011 tax-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with the NJ Association of Public Accountants (NJAPA), the NJ Division of Taxation and cooperating colleges has scheduled a series of one-day tax seminars at New Jersey area colleges during October and November.
MOUNTAINSIDE – “The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) Program,” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS is looking for volunteers to take part in VITA/TCE throughout New Jersey during the upcoming tax filing season.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain included about 45,000 striking telecommunications workers who returned to their jobs.
UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop giving federal contractor/subcontractors a clear direction on the employment compliance practices that can keep them in the running for government contracts. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, “Housing Characteristics: 2010,” that shows the homeownership rate is the second highest on record, behind only 2000, since homeownership data collection began in 1890.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New Jersey has the fifth-highest average annual cost per employee for employer-sponsored health plans in the nation, according to findings released today from the United Benefit Advisors 2011 Health Plan Survey.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal Office of Personnel Management is improving its USAJOBS.GOV website, cleaning up nearly 5 billion rows of data.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced that the pension reforms he signed into law on June 28 will save New Jersey’s property taxpayers and local governments $267 million in Fiscal Year 2012.