Arnold GodoyDec 6, 2017, 12:11 pm

Candy company headquarters’ move to Newark expected to bring 500 jobs

Mars Wrigley Confectionary, the brand behind M&M's and Twix, to be up and running by July 2020

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NEWARK — Mars Wrigley Confectionary, the company behind popular candies like M&M's, Skittles and Twix is bringing hundreds of jobs to the city. Those jobs will be added as the company brings its U.S. Headquarters to the state. Mars Wrigley already has one facility in Hackettstown.

The announcement comes a few weeks after the state approved a 10-year, $31 million tax enticement for the company. It's Newark location is expected to be up and running by July of 2020, bringing about 500 jobs to the area.

The company says some of those jobs will be shifted from Hackettstown, but others will be new hires.

The move is also a return of sorts for the company, which was based in Newark between 1941 and 1958.

The company hasn't said where its Newark headquarters will be located, but reports say it will be based out of the Ironside development. The development itself is expected to be completed by next fall.

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