7 Companies That Love the Garden State

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(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 operating in the Garden State:

  • Amazon: In July 2014, the retailing giant opened a 1.2 million square foot distribution center in Robbinsville, according to NJ.com; the following year, it opened a second center in Carteret, bringing its total statewide footprint to more than 2.5 million square feet, according to a company press release.
  • Bayer HealthCare: The pharmaceutical company established new U.S. headquarters on a 94-acre campus in Whippany in October 2013, reports NJ.com, with a 700,000 square foot office space featuring state-of-the-art technology and an open design for approximately 2,400 employees.
  • Forbes Media: Based in New York City for decades, the prominent media company relocated jobs across the Hudson River to a mixed-use development site in Jersey City in December 2014, according to the New York Post. The move brought 350 jobs.
  • Goya Foods: The food company opened a new state-of-the-art, sustainable corporate headquarters in Jersey City in April 2015, reports ChooseNJ.com. The new center totals nearly 900,000 square feet on 58 acres of land. The company has invested additional resources in its facilities in Secaucus and Pedricktown.
  • Honeywell: In November 2015, Honeywell moved from its Morris Township facility, where the company had been headquartered for 50 years, to a new 475,000 square foot site in Morris Plains, notes NJBiz.com.
  • Panasonic Corporation: The Japanese electronics giant relocated its North American headquarters to downtown Newark in September 2013, reports ChooseNJ.com, moving approximately 1,000 employees to the new $200 million office tower.
  • Subaru of America: In December 2014, the company announced plans to relocate and expand its corporate headquarters from Cherry Hill to Camden, according to ChooseNJ.com. The new 250,000 square foot facility is nearly twice the size of the company’s Cherry Hill operations.

“The Garden State’s welcoming business climate continues to attract many of the biggest corporate names,” says Adam Samples, Regional President, Staffing at Atrium Staffing in New Jersey. “It has given New York City’s neighbor to the west an outsized but well-deserved reputation among business leaders.”

Atrium is a talent solutions firm focused on providing contingent workforce management services for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies in nearly every industry. Atrium’s expertise includes regional Temporary and Direct Hire Staffing, national Employer of Record Payrolling, national Independent Contractor Engagement and specialty Intern Recruiting Services. With three office locations in the Garden State—Jersey City, Iselin and Little Falls—the company is well-placed to serve the staffing needs of local companies across various sectors.

“New York City may have been the hot spot for corporations to put down roots in the past but New Jersey is proving its mettle when it comes to corporate employment in the 21st century,” Samples adds.