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Jets’ new HQ makes rank-and-file part of the team

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Nonroster employees of the New York Jets might not work out side by side with Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, but they use the same gym—when the team’s not in it. They also can use the team’s fieldhouse.

And the Jets serve low-fat, low-cost breakfasts, lunches and dinners to employees so meal breaks don’t take them away from its 27-acre campus, which houses five football fields and an office building that overlooks them.

The two-year-old complex ties together the sports and business sides of the football franchise, which is owned by the great-grandson of the founder of Johnson & Johnson, an organization with a reputation for valuing employees.

The open-plan office showcases plenty of natural light and the team’s 1969 Super Bowl trophy. That—coupled with free season tickets—reminds employees they are part of the team.

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