Signs that Employee Activism is Growing

Union workers striking at General Motors and the ongoing push for a higher minimum wage may be a sign of a new era of worker activism. Workforce and labor expert Carl Van Horn says “even though profits of companies have been going up, people’s paychecks haven’t been going up accordingly.” Van Horn is the director […]

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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 July, and more than 6.6 million job openings, wages […]

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Transition2018: Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni will have an impact on New Jersey’s future

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and will also serve as a co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy […]

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STEM grad glut, but 1000s of ‘US workers are being replaced by foreign labor’

Dr. Hal Salzman, Rutgers University professor of the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, explained the current situation to the assembled Senators. Reviewing the evidence about the STEM workforce supply, Dr. Salzman provided a number of important points. A glut of American graduates exist was the first point. “Overall, our colleges and universities […]

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