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Top 10 Best High Demand Jobs in Franklin NJ - Farm and City Attractions

Updated on February 1, 2013
Franklin, New Jersey
Franklin, New Jersey | Source

Best Places to Live In America

CNNMoney Magazine online recognizes Franklin, New Jersey as the #34 Best Place to Live in America out of 100 Best Cities chosen in 2010. Part of the draw to Franklin is that it offers city and rural elements of living, including working farms. All of this is located just about an hour northeast of NYC as well.

One unusual characteristic of Franklin is that the area in and around the city (a Borough, officially) contains at least 260 different minerals, 50 of them flourescent. Many are found nowhere else on Earth. Although all the mineral mines are now closed, one in nearby Ogdensburg was converted into a mining and mineral museum as a historical and tourist attraction.

Franklin was once known as Franklin Furnace, named after Benjamin Franklin, and the mineral Franklinite is found in the area. The town and Borough grew up originally to house miners moving into the area to work in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but agricultural played an important part in the economy as well.

New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program

Franklin area farmlands come under a sustainability initiative that is operated by the State of New Jersey.  The Farmland Preservation Program helps by offering grant funding to New Jersey counties, municipalities and nonprofit organizations. Thsi money is to be used to purchase development easements of farmland, to buy  farms and development easements from farm landowners, and to offers money to landowners to cover 50% of the cost of soil and water conservation projects. See the link below:


Franklinite sitting in Calcite
Franklinite sitting in Calcite | Source
Suzzex Cunty NJ is pictured in red, at the top of the state.
Suzzex Cunty NJ is pictured in red, at the top of the state.

Local Attractions

  • Black Bear Golf Course
  • Backwards Tunnel - also called the Ogdensburg Railroad Arch. It is a short side-by-side double arch tunnel, with Cork Hill Road running through one arch and the Wallkill River running through the other. A rail line used to run across the top of the tunnel.
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Franklin Mineral Museum Inc - 32 Evans St., Franklin NJ. This museum features a Flourescent Room in which many types of shining minerals can be veiwed by guests. Historical tour includes information on the zinc industry of the mid-1800s.

  • High Point State Park - Open all year long and features New Jersey's highest Mlountain, High Point.
  • Longo Planetarium
  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum - 30 Plant St., Ogdensburg NJ. This is a large, exciting Indoor and Outdoor facility that includes an astronomical observatory as well as several mining and historical exhibits, tours, fossils, flourescent room, and educational programs. The museum is active in community events and clubs for mineralogy, geology, and astronomy. See th elink at Bed and Breakfasts, below.
  • Old Schoolhouse and Fire Station Museum - also in Ogdensburg.
  • Walkill Country Club

Bed and Breakfasts - Visit this link.

Franklin NJ Area On the Map

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New Jersey Mines


Sussex County offers some public bus tranporation and Paratransit during daytime work hours M-F throughout a county loop at affordable rates of $0.50 a ride for non-Paratransit riders. The nearest passenger trains and light rail are available in Newark NJ. However, a bus is available between a point 5 miles southeast of the center of Franklin and New York City, taking from 1 to 2 hours transit, depending on the number of tranfers needed and time of day (check Google map and directions).

Employment Outlook and Jobs Listings Available

Franklin NJ enjoys access to 30,700+ jobs in December 2010, largely in the Healthcare Industry, Grocery Industry, and the Information Technology (IT) Industry. Franklin is in Sussex County NJ, which lost a considerable number of jobs during the latest Recession, especially in 2009. However, job listings increased during Spring 2010 and, although they declined in the summer, rose again during 4th Qtr. Part of any 4th Qtr rise in job listings can usually be attributed to seasonal increases in the Retail and Tourism business sectors.

Marked Increase in Jobs 2011 - 2013

Job Listings increased significantly in the early spring of 2010, declined, and began to rise again in 4th QTR.
Job Listings increased significantly in the early spring of 2010, declined, and began to rise again in 4th QTR. | Source

Top 10 Hot Jobs

  1. Business Analysts
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. Java Developers (software)
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Project Managers
  7. Shift Supervisors
  8. Salespeople
  9. Software Application Engineers
  10. Sales Representative

Additional High Demand Jobs

  • Financial Analysts
  • Insurance Agents
  • Outside Sales Representatives
  • Grocery Clerks
  • Store Detectives
  • Cashier/Checkers
  • NYPD Police Cadets

Companies Listing the Most Jobs

  1. A & P Supermarkets
  2. ADP
  3. Deloitte
  4. Medical Connections
  5. Saint Barnabas Health Care System
  6. Pathmark
  7. Accenture
  8. Stryker
  9. Genesis Healthcare
  10. Engineering Resource Group
  11. Sunrise Systems
  12. Beyondtek IT
  13. Bayada Nurses
  14. Valley National Bank
  15. Critical Connection
  16. CIT Group
  17. Commonhealth
  18. Atlantic Health

Forecast for Fastest Growing Jobs through 2016

For Sussex County New Jersey

  1. Outdoor Power Equipment Operators - 200% growth (these jobs will quadruple by 2016)
  2. Water Transportation personnel
  3. Captains and Crews of sea-going vessels
  4. Social Services jobs
  5. Personal Care/Home Health Aides and similar
  6. Managers - Natural sciences
  7. Software Engineers (IT) 
  8. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (IT) 
  9. Physician Assistants
  10. Cargo and Freight Agents - includes land, air, and sea; in this case, predominantly sea.

Healthcare Occupations and Food Service Jobs are also expected to add large numbers of new job openings to 2016. This is in addition to usual employment turnover figures.


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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank for such a great and perfect help for peoplewho looking for jobs with lots of local details.