John Wiley & Sons Inc

5/3/2007:

Here is a picture of the Closing Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange this past Tuesday. Several members of the John Wiley & Sons management team are joined by Mayor Dave Roberts and a Hoboken Policeman.

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5/1/2007:
wiley-200-years-hoboken.gif5/1/2007 Official 200th Anniverary:

At the close of the Stock Market today, Wiley (Hoboken’s largest employer) will officially be 200!

Here’s a blurb, and read the original press release from January.

“Founded in 1807, during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Wiley has been a vital source of information and understanding for generations of learners. For two centuries, Wiley has endeavored to teach, inform, and enlighten. Our history is intertwined with the advance of publishing, the evolution of modern science, a country’s hunger for knowledge, and the growth of a global community.

Today, as bold new technologies are changing the way we live and learn, Wiley is providing scientists, professionals, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and life-long learners with more access to more content than ever before. “

11/17/2006:
Some news for the big Hoboken corporation:

John Wiley to buy Blackwell Publishing

HOBOKEN, N.J.
blackwell.gifScientific and medical journal publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. said Friday it will purchase British academic publisher Blackwell Publishing for about $1.08 billion in cash and debt (572 million pounds).

Specific financial details weren’t disclosed.

Wiley said principal shareholders of Blackwell Publishing have agreed to sell their shares to Wiley. The companies expect the deal to close early in 2007.

Based in Oxford, Blackwell Publishing’s revenue in 2005 was about 210 million pounds, or $380 million, which is about equal to Wiley’s global scientific, technical and medical business. Blackwell publishs about 825 journals, as well as about 600 books a year and a backlist of 6,000 titles. About 1,000 people are employed worldwide, with operations in Europe, the U.S., Australia and Asia.

Blackwell Ltd., the book library service and retailing business, is a separate entity and is not part of the acquisition, Wiley said.

“The combination of Blackwell Publishing and Wiley, two of the world’s most respected global publishers, is a rare opportunity with highly favorable, long-term strategic implications,” said William J. Pesce, Wiley’s president and chief executive officer. “The combined business will publish approximately 1,250 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal.”

John Wiley shares fell 66 cents to $40.29 in morning trading on the NYSE.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8LET2681.htm

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Description – Publishers
Website – www.wiley.com
Address – 111 River St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 748-6000

14 Responses

  1. Colin says:

    Aren’t these the guys who change one sentence in your required college book so you can’t by the used copy for $40 bucks and you have to buy the “new edition” for $90. The Professor gets like a $10 kickback for agreeing to screw you over. If so I’m not surprised your HQ is in Hudson County

  2. ellemarie says:

    Are they hiring?

  3. nihil72 says:

    [quote comment=”24412″]Aren’t these the guys who change one sentence in your required college book so you can’t by the used copy for $40 bucks and you have to buy the “new edition” for $90. The Professor gets like a $10 kickback for agreeing to screw you over. If so I’m not surprised your HQ is in Hudson County[/quote]

    That’s pretty much every publisher in the world.

  4. Colin says:

    [quote comment=”24567″][quote comment=”24412″]Aren’t these the guys who change one sentence in your required college book so you can’t by the used copy for $40 bucks and you have to buy the “new edition” for $90. The Professor gets like a $10 kickback for agreeing to screw you over. If so I’m not surprised your HQ is in Hudson County[/quote]

    That’s pretty much every publisher in the world.[/quote]

    I’ve been harboring feelings of biterness about the college textboox scams for years. I should have taken my issues to the “rant” section. Happy 200th birthday in hell Wiley

  5. leigh859 says:

    Yes, they are hiring. Got to wiley.com and check out the postings there.

  6. Red Haven says:

    Wiley is great for Hoboken. Dave Roberts, not so much.

    I noticed Parking Utility Director John Corea is not in the picture. A former trader, Corea was banned from the NYSE in 1993 after he was found guilty of violating several trading rules and regulations.

    Corea was barred for life from membership or employment with any member or organization connected to the New York Stock Exchange.

    Read the full report here: http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/93-066.pdf

  7. Sporky Gugenheim says:

    I went there for an interview and someone stole my shoes.

  8. Biffy B For Mayor says:

    My GF works there – she loves it!!!!! From what I hear its a really realxed environment, yet corporatly professional.

    I would love to work there…i would kill for that commute!!!!

  9. emarche says:

    What? No ceremonial scissors?! Poor Mayor Roberts!

  10. spoon says:

    Wiley made the 100 best companies to work for by Forbes the year they moved to Hoboken. The review was something like Wiley cares about it’s employees, they just moved to a brand new headquarters in Hoboken across from a beautiful park that their employees can use or something like that. Wiley is the kind of company hoboken needs. You need big business and not just residential in any city. We need to get that other office building done (next to the new W) and lure some financial backoffice to Hoboken like Jersey City is doing.

  11. leigh859 says:

    It really is a good place to work. And by that I mean both the company and the location down by the water.

  12. lily731 says:

    I had a great first interview here the day I got my offer in the city. It was my first time in Hoboken and a beautiful day. Hmm….

  13. Red Haven says:

    [quote comment=”24858″]I went there for an interview and someone stole my shoes.[/quote]

    Where? At Wiley, the NYSE, or the Parking Utility? ❓

  14. sullyx says:

    if you manange to lose your shoes at an interview I hope they didn’t hire you. I mean what the hell were they doing off your feet or were they forcibly taken from you? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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