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Rutgers touts success of program for long-term unemployed in NJ

Emerging from the rubble of the Great Recession, the establishment of the New Start Career Network in 2015 provided support to more than 6,000 New Jerseyans experiencing long-term unemployment over its initial six-year period. That's according to Carl Van Horn,...

With Jobless Rate Low, Why Aren’t Wages Up?

The U.S. labor market works generally on the law of supply and demand. When the unemployment rate is low, and businesses are hiring, employers generally hike wages to attract the workers needed to fill their open jobs. Even with the jobless rate at 3.9 percent in...

Van Horn Appointed to New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, has been appointed to the newly created New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Established by Governor Phil Murphy, the council will provide...

One in Five U.S. Workers Laid Off in Last Five Years, Report Says

One in five U.S. workers, nearly 30 million people, say they were laid off from their jobs in the last five years, according to a new survey that highlights lasting scars from the spike in U.S. long-term unemployment following the last recession. While the extent of...

Poll finds mounting frustration with economy

A new Rutgers University economics study paints a bleak picture of the economic recovery, finding that 20 percent of workers lost their job in the last five years. One in five, or 30 million people, have been laid off from a job since June 2009, according to...

'Presenteeism' Is Not Your Fault: Why Workers Come to Work Sick

Twenty-three percent of American workers were laid off during the Great Recession, according to according to data from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, but 79 percent of workers knew someone who was laid off – a family member,...

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The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]