Lighting repair specialist Herman "Hy" Goldman, 101, stands in his workshop at Capitol Lighting where he has worked for 73 years.

Lighting repair specialist Herman "Hy" Goldman, 101, stands in his workshop at Capitol Lighting where he has worked for 73 years. Photo: AP

A 101-year-old man from New Jersey celebrated his birthday with colleagues on Monday after 73 years in the same job.

Herman "Hy" Goldman works four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in New Jersey.

Apart from a brief absence to serve in the US Army in World War Two, Mr Goldman has worked at Capitol Lighting since 1941.

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The store said Mr Goldman was first hired to sell stock and clean the displays.

Colleague Sandy Ronco said Mr Goldman now specialises in rebuilding items that were damaged or unusable.

Mr Goldman lives in nearby Whippany and still drives himself to work.

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