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Tough times in Newark.

Newark Budget Cuts -- Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper. It's part of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's belt-tightening plans that include reducing most city workers to a 4-day work week and shuttering city pools. Booker estimates that the pool closures alone would save $250,000. He also says that no gas will be purchased for municipal vehicles that are not deemed critically important.

Supply Chain Brain talks supply greats.

100 Great Supply Chain Partners: Executives Reveal How Providers Play a Big Role in Their Success -- The 100 Great Supply Chain Partners issue results from a six-month poll of readers in which logistics and supply chain professionals were urged to nominate providers whose technology, logistics, transportation or consulting solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. The list's purpose is to recognize vendors that have so impressed our readers that they deserve to be singled out and to be held up as examples for others in the industry.

Here's kind of a strange little article...

Can interim procurement jobs boost your health? -- Interim procurement jobs could be one way to be happier, after a leading employment expert warned that being out of work can damage people's health. Joblessness can contribute to ill-health, unhappiness and depression, claims Mathew Freeman, head of young people and communities at Working Links. He suggests that there is clear evidence that people moving into work report improvements in mental health, with only 20 per cent of people with mental health problems having a job.

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