On the heels of the good job news from last month, one New Jersey nonprofit expects to create twice the number of jobs as originally envisioned.
According to a report in The Asbury Park Press, the New Jersey Technology Solutions Center estimates it will be able to create 800 to 1,000 new jobs over the next five years. That's a far cry from the 200 to 300 positions the center was originally expected to create when it launched last year. It's also a dose of good news for an organization that had an uncertain future after earmarks--a major source of funding for the center--were discontinued by Congress earlier this year.
The new jobs are expected to arrive once the nonprofit receives contracts in a number of areas, including engineering, software development, management, and business development. If all of these new jobs are created as predicted, it will go along way towards making up for the loss of 5,000 high-technology jobs when Fort Monmouth, one of the army's installations in Monmouth County, closed earlier this fall. These jobs will not only get people much needed employment, but are also expected to pour millions of dollars into the local economy by 2017.
Read The Asbury Park Press story for more information. You should also be sure to check out our career center for other New Jersey nonprofit jobs.