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United Way of Northern New Jersey accomplishments, events, and staff are featured regularly in media outlets across the region. Here are recent examples of United Way’s work being represented in the news:

The Bergen RecordThe Bergen Record
October 27, 2018

Editorial: Economic recovery isn't reaching all New Jerseyans

Last week the United Way of Northern New Jersey released its United Way ALICE Report, one of our best trackers of economic stability and possibility in this, one of the most expensive places in the entire country to live. The data found in the newest report is sobering to say the least.
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The Star-LedgerThe Star-Ledger
October 22, 2018

Editorial: The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Trenton still oblivious

If you think of New Jersey as a neighborhood with 10 houses, you can look out your front window and see financial hardship in four of them.
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October 22, 2018

ALICE report says economic growth isn't reaching everyone

In the most recent ALICE report, the numbers demonstrate that the economic growth the stock market has been enjoying doesn't reflect reality for many New Jersey families.
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NJ SpotlightNJ Spotlight
October 22, 2018

Costs outpace wages in NJ, more households can’t afford basic necessities

More than 1.2 million New Jersey households, or 38.5 percent of all, either lived in poverty or fit the definition of working poor in 2016 as they did not have enough income to cover such simple needs as housing, food, transportation, healthcare and taxes.
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October 22, 2018

Many NJ families missing out on economic recovery, study shows

Post-recession recovery remains elusive for low-income workers in New Jersey. Child care and rising health care costs weigh heavily on the families as they struggle to pay for basics such as food, housing and transportation, according to a new economic study.
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October 22, 2018

Employers can ease the burden for lower-income employees, United Way report shows

Employers are sometimes unaware of the hardships their employees face, United Way ALICE Project Director Stephanie Hoopes explained. When made aware, they’re often willing to help.
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
May 20, 2018

Opinion: More companies need to step up and help N.J.’s working poor

One-quarter of New Jersey households are considered ALICE, despite being one of the wealthiest states in the nation.
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May 17, 2018
41% of N.J. households among the 'working poor' and it's getting worse. Is the state too expensive?

The number of New Jersey households struggling to make ends meet…has reached 1.3 million and continues to rise, bucking the prevailing narrative of a state and national economy in recovery. 
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NJ 101.5NJ 101.5
May 17, 2018

41% of NJ Households Struggle to Afford Basic Living Expenses

More than 1.3 million households in New Jersey can't afford a basic monthly budget that includes food, housing, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to data released by the United Way ALICE Project.
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
February 18, 2018

Business partnership names 2018 ‘Outstanding Citizen’

Alina Klein, chair of United Way of Northern New Jersey’s Women United, was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Somerset County Business Partnership.
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