1,700 Losing Izod Job

Notices have gone out to more than 1,700 mostly part-time  workers that they’ll lose their jobs by the end of March because of the venue’s closing.

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said the layoffs include 618 stagehands, 263 security guards, 169 admissions workers, 116 trades workers, 66 box office employees and 50 parking attendants.

Some 339 Aramark workers are included. The authority voted to close the arena, opened in 1981, because it is projected to lose $8.5 million this year.