John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

AI-powered work: Efficiency gains and human skills erosion

According to Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy, it’s a give and take. “As with other major technological changes, generative AI will create opportunities for some and heartbreak for others.” This could harm some sectors, as graduates with at least one formal education degree want safeguards to protect them from unemployment.

Laurie Harrington named the Acting Executive Director of the Heldrich Center

Laurie Harrington, Assistant Director for Evaluation at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the center. She succeeds Kevin Dehmer, who was nominated by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to serve as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education.

Kevin Dehmer named the Executive Director of the Heldrich Center

Kevin Dehmer succeeds Kathy Krepcio who retired after serving as Executive Director of the Heldrich Center for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Kevin was the Assistant Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Chronic jobless find work in a tight market

The drop in long-term unemployment, if it continues, would be a welcome development for the recovery from the coronavirus recession. Workers who experience long bouts of unemployment often have a tougher time getting hired because their skills may erode and they face...

These were the in-demand industries that survived the pandemic

Even after businesses were allowed to partially re-open in late spring last year, many wound up going bankrupt, closing their doors forever. But there have been exceptions. Carl Van Horn, the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers...


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Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]

Rutgers Disability Coming Out Day

Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, CSB 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

A panel of disability activists will discuss building a society that works for all of us. Future leaders in planning, policy, healthcare, and education are encouraged to join to learn […]