Ready to Work NJ Resolves Growing Firm’s Search for Skilled Production Employees

Jeannette Vasquez’s resume said it all: “Energetic, conscientious, reliable production team player.” 

Add 12 years of award-winning work as a packaging machine operator with Ocean Spray in Bordentown, NJ, and Vasquez was the perfect fit for a production-job opening at Salvona’s new manufacturing plant in Hamilton, just six miles north of Ocean Spray’s shuttered facility. 

But that six miles was an ocean away. 

Vasquez did everything within her power and imagination to land a new production job, a 10-month effort that took her well into the ranks of the long-term unemployed. 

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