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John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Muazzam Toshmatova Wins Best Health Equity Paper

Muazzam Toshmatova, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Her paper, co-authored with Marina Lovchikova, titled “Immigration Enforcement and Health Insurance Choices: Evidence from Secure Communities,” won the ward in the Health Equity program area. The 13th annual conference was held June 16-19 in San Diego, California.

Laurie Harrington named Executive Dir. of Heldrich Center

Laurie Harrington has been appointed Executive Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. She has been serving as Acting Executive Director of the center since February 2024 and previously served as the center’s Assistant Director of Evaluation.

NJ Unemployment Insurance Claims Dashboard Released

The New Jersey Statewide Data System is the State of New Jersey’s centralized longitudinal data system for public administrative data. NJSDS is administered by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers’ Bloustein School.

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).

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