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NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S., and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of the trends discussed in our early December post on New Jersey’s employment situation.

NJSPL – Climate Education Initiatives in New Jersey

In 2020, New Jersey became the first state in the country to require climate change education to be incorporated across multiple subjects in K-12 schools. Two years later, Sustainable Jersey released a report on K-12 Climate Education Needs.

NJSPL – Are E-Scooter Users More Seriously Injured than E-Bike Users and Bicyclists?

Do e-scooters lead to more severe injuries than other micromobility modes? Which micromobility injuries are most commonly associated with a motor vehicle? What are some demographic differences related to e-scooter injuries (with equity implications)? Researchers Hannah Younes, Robert Noland and Leigh Ann Von Hagen worked on this study.

NJSPL – 50 Years of Protecting the Shore: What’s Next for CAFRA?

CAFRA’s history has mirrored 50 years of evolving public concerns including coastal industrial development and environmental impacts, and it contains threads that lead straight to present-day issues, including coastal retreat and the ever-sensitive issue of regulatory jurisdiction with regard to local land use.

NJSPL – Fostering Emotional Resilience: Virtual Schwartz Rounds for Nurses

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the critical role of nurses cannot be overstated. Nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare, navigating complex situations while providing compassionate care to all New Jerseyans. However, the demanding nature of the nursing profession can take a toll on their emotional well-being.

NJSPL – New Jersey Population Growth Recovers

This month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual state population estimates, revealing that New Jersey is resuming population growth after experiencing a decline of nearly 30,000 residents since the 2020 Decennial Census. The increase of just over 30,000 residents (0.3%) in 2023 as of the Bureau’s July 1 estimate brings the state population to slightly above the April 1 2020 decennial base.

NJSPL – Rethinking Complete Streets

In January 2023, Governor Phil Murphy directed the NJ DOT to update its Complete Streets policy to include design practices for neurodivergent people, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual and development disabilities.

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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 […]