Economic Recovery & Reopening Update: 6/22/2022

NJ Chamber
Economic Recovery & Reopening Update
June 22, 2022
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • President Biden to call for a 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations start for youngest kids, and appointments are in demand.
  • Small N.J. businesses need tax relief after pandemic-driven unemployment surge, leaders say.
Biden to Call for a 3-Month Suspension of Gas and Diesel Taxes
President Joe Biden today will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months to ease financial pressures at the pump. The president will also call on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief. (Associated Press)
COVID-19 Vaccinations Start for Youngest Kids, and Appointments are in Demand
New Jersey has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as six months. Families can schedule shots at larger venues via the state’s COVID-19 website. However, appointments remain scarce and some parents are networking on social media to grab spots. (NJ Spotlight News)
Small N.J. Businesses Need Tax Relief after Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Surge, Leaders Say
“New Jersey’s business community was ravaged by the COVID-19 lockdown, and most businesses are still dealing with the fallout,” N.J. Chamber President Tom Bracken said. “We believe state leaders need to again look at every way possible to help businesses.” (
United CEO says Newark Airport's Flight Schedules and Understaffed Control Tower are Leading to Cancellations
In an interview with CNN, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said the biggest issue contributing to canceled flights in Newark is there are more flights scheduled than capacity at the airport. Further, air traffic control is understaffed, he said. (News12 New Jersey)
Rowan University Embraces County Colleges with Unique Program
Rowan University started a 3+1 program in which students can spend three years at a local county college and one at Rowan. It increases access to education – leads to more degrees – and actually decreases student debt, according to the university. (ROI-NJ)
We asked N.J. Chamber Members: How Do You Retain Employees these Days?
"Even well compensated employees may leave because they do not feel connected to an organization’s cultural mission, valued for their contributions, or engaged in a long-term career track. Now more than ever, employees need to feel embraced and supported." – Kerry Jean Moore, chief legal talent officer, CSG Law. Read more here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
PHOTOS: Hundreds of N.J. Chamber Members Gather at the State Museum for our 25th Annual 'Open House'
Business and state government leaders filled the galleries and the outdoor mall of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on June 9 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 25th Annual Open House. See pictures here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
Join the N.J. Chamber's Drive for Equality: Sign Up for Our 'Supplier Diversity Collaborative' and Work Towards Real Change
By signing your company's name to the N.J. Chamber's 'Supplier Diversity Collaborative,' you will strengthen the business community’s commitment to hiring a diverse group of suppliers and contractors. Expanding a commitment to working with New Jersey's minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses is good for business on many levels. More information here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
Looking to Get Vaccinated? Here's an Easy Way to Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You.
Just punch in your area code. You can even search for a specific vaccine. (
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Business Resources
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
Jobs and Hiring Portal Job Seekers | Employers (State of N.J.)
The Best Tool for Your Business - Membership in the N.J. Chamber
The N.J. Chamber provides members with guest speakers, webinars, networking opportunities and discount programs that help businesses grow. The N.J. Chamber also advocates for pro-growth and pro-business legislation.
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