According to the New Jersey Department of Labor, employers in New Jersey continued to trim payrolls in December as the state’s unemployment rate climbed to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent. Overall the state lost approximately 2000 jobs in December. The largest job losses were in the manufacturing, construction, and financial services sectors. Some sectors, such as transportation, professional services, and information technology saw modest gains.
There is no question that many employees in New Jersey who are currently employed are at risk for downsizing in the near future. If you have been offered a severance package or will be offered one in the next few months, please consult with an experienced NJ employment lawyer to review your legal options.