Media Coverage

Heldrich Center services during the COVID-19 economic and workforce crisis

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development has extensive experience from our work during and after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Great Recession, and Superstorm Sandy. We have a deep understanding of the programs and strategies that can help people, businesses, and communities cope with and then recover from economic disasters. For the past several […]

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Many public employees cannot work from home. Towns are searching for new options.

Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said municipal officials need to update their understanding of computer systems as well as their software. “It’s not whether a system is ‘closed’ or not,” Pfeiffer said in an email. “A network that is connected […]

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In Troubling Times, We Still Need to Consider Major Fiscal Issues

Richard Keevey, former New Jersey budget director and a Bloustein School practitioner in residence, reminds us that while health concerns dominate the news, it’s also important to review the major finance issues the state will soon be facing, including revenue collections, future tax policy, spending, pensions, cash flow, and unemployment insurance. NJSpotlight.com, March 25, 2020

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Morristown rallies to help hospital workers on COVID-19 front lines

When local residents realized that Morristown Medical Center may come under siege from the spreading coronavirus, they organized to let hospital workers know that the community has their backs. One grassroots effort is preparing to provide snack packages and crocs (the rubber footwear that staff easily wear out) to two shifts of emergency room employees. […]

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Asian countries say they slowed the COVID-19 outbreak. Are we doing something wrong?

The mainstay of COVID-19 prevention in the United States has been social distancing to flatten-the-curve. However, casual contact is unavoidable, especially among those who live or work in multi-unit buildings. Despite the geographic proximity to China, other Asian countries — including Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan – appear to have controlled the community spread of the coronavirus. […]

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