5 Ways to Impress at Job Interviews

(DGIwire) – Hiring the wrong people can be extremely expensive. According to job-search website Monster, it can cost businesses one-fifth of an employee’s salary to replace them. As a result, companies are spending even more time vetting recruits to make sure they have the right skills, values and personalities, Monster reports. Going into a job […]

Jersey Strong: Robust Demand Keeps State’s Industries Humming

(DGIwire) – A slogan long associated with New Jersey’s capital city—“Trenton makes, the world takes”—could very easily serve as the entire state’s slogan as well. New Jersey historically made its mark in the manufacturing industry, supplying goods around the world and jobs throughout the state, according to the National Retail Federation. Nor has the state […]

What Keeps New York’s Fashion Industry Humming? People, People, People

(DGIwire) – The days before Fashion Week in New York City are perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. Frantic designers rush around looking for gold buttons with blue inlay, for seamstresses to make pleats and for patternmakers with spare fabric. They make modifications to dresses in real time under enormous deadline pressures. Yet […]

7 Companies That Love the Garden State

(DGIwire) – In 2015, New Jersey added 55,700 jobs—the vast majority in the private sector—and has recovered 91 percent of the more than a quarter-million jobs lost during the Great Recession of January 2008 to September 2010, according to Rutgers Today. Indeed, many companies are thriving in New Jersey. Here are some major businesses currently […]

Fashion Industry 2016: Hiring Is Looking Up

(DGIwire) – This is a time of great uncertainty in the fashion industry. Retail is changing rapidly and companies are under intense pressure to remain relevant and deliver exciting products to consumers while struggling to manage foot traffic and global competition. But as reported by the Third Annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study—released by the United […]

NJ Businesses Debate Minimum Wage Hike

(DGIwire) – In June 2016, New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five years, according to a CBS report. If enacted, New Jersey would become the third state on a direct path toward a $15-an-hour minimum […]

As Fashion Industry Evolves, So Does Its Workforce

(DGIwire) – Fashion is one of many industries in the midst of a seismic shift. As the customer base evolves, styles are sure to change—but the need for fresh workers in the industry is likely to stay strong. According to the 2015 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, conducted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, […]

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