Why your college major doesn’t always matter

Shortly before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs famously told President Obama that Apple would have located 200,000 iPhone manufacturing jobs in the United States, rather than China, if he could have found 8,700 qualified industrial engineers in the U.S. This exchange and others like it led to a widespread belief that American technology education […]

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Is finding a new job your 2016 resolution?

A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that one in five employees (21 percent) pledge to leave their current job by the end of 2016. That is a 5 percent jump since last year. Even starker, 30 percent of younger employees, ages 18 to 34, expect to have a new job by year’s end. Carl Van […]

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Forever unemployed: Why NJ’s long-term jobless rate remains among highest in US

Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said there are several reasons New Jersey’s long-term unemploymenthas remained higher than most states. He pointed to steep job losses in the financial and construction industries during the Great Recession, which hit New Jersey hard, and a slow recovery in those areas. […]

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New Heldrich Center WorkTrends Survey: Left Out. Forgotten? Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development’s new national survey of recent high school graduates from 2006 to 2011 finds: –       Only 27% have full-time jobs; –       Nearly one in three are unemployed and another 15% are employed part time but looking for full-time jobs; –       The annual earnings of those working full time are barely […]

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