TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in September, equal to the national rate, while overall employment declined after two consecutive months of private sector growth.
MATAWAN – The Provident Bank was welcomed by sunny skies and hundreds of local residents at the grand opening of its newest branch in Matawan on Saturday, Sept. 26, located at 445 Route 34.
ROSELLE – The Roselle Urban Enterprise Zone will host a free business seminar on Friday, Oct. 30 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street.
“The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Return Preparation Program (VRPP),” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS is looking for volunteers to take part in the VRPP throughout New Jersey during the 2010 tax filing season.”
STATE—According to the quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, 67% of New Jerseyans have lost a job or have a friend or relative who has lost a job in the past year, a new high, up from 63% in the previous quarter.
ISELIN–Indus American Bank announced approval for its Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender Participant (PLP) status this week. As a PLP, Indus can now streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance to the small business community.
CRANFORD—Representatives of Emerald Financial Services will present “Pearls of Wisdom,” a free seminar on the retirement issues people face and possible strategies to help create financial security.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know there may be a scam waiting in your e-mail inbox that looks very official but is dangerous to you and your computer.
ISELIN– Indus American Bank recently appointed Timothy E. Doyle, a resident of Westfield, as chief loan officer and senior vice president.
ROSELAND – Why are some people selected for audit by the Internal Revenue Service and others are not?