Mention New Jersey these days, and you’ll probably hear “Jersey Shore” or Hurricane Sandy in the same breath. But it is much more than a reality TV show or a natural disaster site. From the pine forests, farmlands and wineries of the South to the mountains,, industrials plants and urban centers of the North, from the Atlantic shoreline in the East, to the mighty Delaware River in the West – the Garden State’s topography and economic opportunities are as diverse as its residents. New Milford has a private school to promote Armenian culture and language. East Orange has one of the nation’s highest concentrations of Guyanese, Livingston of Jews, Tom’s River of Italians and Parsippany of Hindus.
New Jersey’s history of religious tolerance and ethnic diversity began with its founding and mirrors the history of America. That history is tangible and visible throughout the state. In Wayne, Morristown and Bridgewater you see where Washington slept and commanded his armies. In Edison and Holmdel you visit the labs where the first phonograph, light bulb, transistor and telecommunications system were created. Jersey is known for its many unique “firsts”: the first planned community and the first movie studio in West Orange; the first air terminal and the first traffic control tower in Newark, the first fully enclosed shopping mall in Cherry Hill, and in 1808 – the first medical center in Jersey City.
The state’s early recognition and support of the healthcare industry continues to this day. New Jersey has added jobs to this sector every year since 1990 and there is no end in sight. So if you are a COTA or OT looking for diverse career and lifestyle opportunities call the Centra Team at 800 535 0076 and “Come See For Yourself” what Jersey has to offer!