The new year has started out rough for some New Jerseyans, with layoff notices posted by 11 companies as of the last week in February.

At least one of the employers, Amazon's Audible, was among a number of technology companies continuing to make cuts.

Google has gone much deeper, already cutting over a thousand employees this year, so far, according to the Verge, which cited last month's earnings release from Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

At least three of the year's first layoff announcements in New Jersey involved 100 or more positions.

NJ company layoffs announced in 2024

New Jersey saw over 14,000 total layoffs in 2023, according to WARN data. By late February, there were 11 different notices of layoffs — including three company cutting 80 or more positions in NJ.

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Last year, more than 14,000 layoffs were announced statewide under the WARN Notice Act.

Biggest NJ company layoff notices in 2022 and 2023

In some cases, workers may be offered back their jobs or transfers to different locations. 

Here’s a look at more than a dozen of the biggest announcements within two years.

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Here's how NJ prices have changed: Now, 10, 20 years ago

From food items to popular clothing to entertainment outings — here's a roundup of what things cost in 2023, as compared to estimates from 2013 and 2003.

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