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Estee Lauder To Shut Down Oakland, N.J. Plant, Lay Off Workers

The fragrance company, which has been in Oakland since the 1970s, will lay off 85 employees and will offer 31 other workers a transfer to plants on Long Island or in Pennsylvania, according to information the company sent to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


People looking for work at a career fair fill out applications on April 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Labor Department: State Unemployment Rate Unchanged

New Jersey’s unemployment rate held steady in April as the state added 14,000 jobs. It was the third straight month of job increases.