News Transcript Business Briefs, June 16


CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced it is a Great Place to Work-Certified company by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. Certification is a significant achievement based on validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s data-driven For All methodology.

“It is our honor to achieve recognition as an organization that is Great Place to Work-Certified,” said CentraState Vice President of Human Resources Frances Keane. “That our employees feel this good about the organization after the most trying year as an organization, caring for thousands of COVID-19 patients, is a testament to our culture and care for one another.”

The third-largest employer in Monmouth County with more than 2,600 employees, CentraState offers clinical, service and professional positions.


Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately held discount retail chain with 146 store locations across the Northeast, recently purchased the former Toys ‘R Us location at 600 Trotters Way, Freehold Township, from TRU 2005 RE I, LLC.

The store is across from the Freehold Raceway Mall and is expected to open this fall. The store is 44,784 square feet and OSJL will be the only retail location in the space.

Paul Cox, director of store operations for Ocean State Job Lot, said, “We look forward to creating new jobs, filling a large vacancy in a popular shopping center and providing great values and a friendly shopping experience for the Freehold community.”

Ocean State Job Lot offers a wide selection of first quality name brands and closeout merchandise, including household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products, kitchen pantry staples and gourmet and international specialty foods.