Heldrich Center launches New Start Career Network to assist NJ’s older, long-term unemployed workers reenter the workforce

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development recently introduced the New Start Career Network, an initiative to assist New Jersey’s long-term unemployed to reenter the workforce. Led by the Heldrich Center in collaboration with private-sector employers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and a network of volunteer career coaches, the New Start Career Network will make […]

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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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