Ironic Hoboken: Layoffs & Hirings

7/28/2010:

Hoboken ironic moment of the day: 7/28/2010

I may make “Ironic Hoboken” a regular feature from time to time here on Hoboken411 – because the Mile Square city is filled to the brim with it.

Here’s today’s feature. The Hoboken city website proudly announces layoffs of Police, but at the same time has a section for “Police Department Entrance Examinations.”

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19 Comments on "Ironic Hoboken: Layoffs & Hirings"

bradykp
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bradykp

While other steps need to be taken, why does Hoboken need the number of police it has? The layoffs are unfortunate, but they are good for the city. Hoboken is always close to the top of the list of most police-per-capita. Cities in NJ need to get smarter and that includes Hoboken.

But, if these layoffs just bring more overtime for the other police, it may or may not actually save money. Overtime is often cheaper than more police (because of lack of extra benefits, etc), but it depends on how much overtime.

Hopefully the other tough and not-so-tough decisions that need to be made get done as well.

animalcrackers
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animalcrackers

With a team of three pr spinners for a mayor of a town of less than 40,000 people, you’d think they would figure chit like this out. Thanks for keeping it real, 411.

Antinucci
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Antinucci

See if you recognize any names as you scroll down.

And they say HPD is bad. I found this just surfing the web.

http://www.attorney-judge-corruption.blogspot.com/

Belle
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Belle

Isn’t it just a little misleading to display a headline titled “Hoboken Police Department Entrance Exam Applications” when there are no openings in Hoboken? “If things change locally” ??? Wouldn’t it be nice to think that if any openings exist in the future, they would go to the 18 experienced officers who are being laid off, rather than to people who have no work history within the Hoboken force and therefore need to take the entrance exam?

The administration’s decision to post this link to the NJ site is not a State requirement. If this were true, then all municipalities would have posted this on their sites.

HOB424
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HOB424
This is just a public service announcement. It doesn’t have to be a “state requirement” to list this public notice. These test are done through the state. There do not have to be any current job openenings. After the test is taken, the states will rank those people by their scores. The test results are valid for a specific time and do expire. I think it’s approximately 3 or 4 years. Taking the test is no gurantee that you will ever become a cop. The list may expire or you may not score high enough to make the cut. In the next few years if the city does need to hire more police (maybe because of a large number of retirements for example), the administration goes to the list. So, they say okay we have enough money to hire 8 new officers, go to the top 8 on the list. First see who is still interested and go from there. The state will periodically schedule police and fire entrance exams, so when municipalities do have a need, there is a current list and the 1st step is done. Of the “18” or so said to be possible layoffs, alot of them might be superior officers. So ofcourse you would not put an entry level cop to replace someone of a higher title. [quote comment=”195229″]Isn’t it just a little misleading to display a headline titled “Hoboken Police Department Entrance Exam Applications” when there are no openings in Hoboken? “If things change… Read more »
Belle
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Belle
I do know how the application system works, and I hope that all those laid off manage to find new jobs. I also know that all 14 of the recruits hired two years ago are being laid off. I understand that they will be the first to be rehired. I feel terrible for these guys/girls, because they worked extremely hard to get these positions, and are now losing them through no fault of their own. I thank Dave Roberts for that. Again, my point is that it is highly unlikely that anyone taking exams will be hired by Hoboken for many years to come. The laid off cops do not need this link to help them figure out what to do. It’s common knowledge among cops that throughout the U.S. all applications are due by 8/31/10. Nothing more to say. Best of luck to the cops being laid off, I hope they aren’t out of work for too long. [quote comment=”195245″]This is just a public service announcement. It doesn’t have to be a “state requirement” to list this public notice. These test are done through the state. There do not have to be any current job openenings. After the test is taken, the states will rank those people by their scores. The test results are valid for a specific time and do expire. I think it’s approximately 3 or 4 years. Taking the test is no gurantee that you will ever become a cop. The list may expire or you… Read more »
Antinucci
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Antinucci

Anyone laid off would be hired first,if they even did that. After about 2 years their PTC certification expires then they would have to go back to the academy.[quote comment=”195229″]Isn’t it just a little misleading to display a headline titled “Hoboken Police Department Entrance Exam Applications” when there are no openings in Hoboken? “If things change locally” ??? Wouldn’t it be nice to think that if any openings exist in the future, they would go to the 18 experienced officers who are being laid off, rather than to people who have no work history within the Hoboken force and therefore need to take the entrance exam? The administration’s decision to post this link to the NJ site is not a State requirement. If this were true, then all municipalities would have posted this on their sites.[/quote]

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

I went to the official city website the other day looking for some info. It’s nothing but a promotional blog for the Mayor. The names change but the game is the same.

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