Technology-driven worker dislocation: A persistent challenge in need of solutions

by Carl Van Horn, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development The potential impacts of robotics, artificial intelligence, and digital economy technologies on American workers raise alarming questions. Which occupations will survive? Which workers will be the winners and losers? Will jobs disappear? As we consider these […]

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‘Presenteeism’ Is Not Your Fault: Why Workers Come to Work Sick

Twenty-three percent of American workers were laid off during the Great Recession, according to according to data from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, but 79 percent of workers knew someone who was laid off – a family member, friend, spouse, etc. That’s a whole lot of people who know, firsthand, that […]

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How Having a Side Hustle Can Ease Those Post Layoff Blues

Do you know someone who’s been laid off? More than one someone? Has that someone been you? If you said yes to any of those questions, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, 20% of workers in the U.S. had been laid […]

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Learning How to Job-Hunt

Most work­force pro­grams provide a short burst of cash, to tide people over un­til they can get back to work, or help young people earn a de­gree so they can land a high­er-pay­ing job. They’re de­signed to help the short-term un­em­ployed, notes Carl Van Horn, the dir­ect­or of the Heldrich Cen­ter for Work­force De­vel­op­ment at […]

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Heldrich Center offers brochure as tool for job seekers, students, counselors

Created as a tool for career success, Greener Pathways: Paving Your Way to Career Success Starts with Understanding New Jersey’s Labor Market, developed by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, offers a greater understanding of the changing workforce and emerging skill requirements in New Jersey; provides information for counselors, parents, and teachers to help students and job […]

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New Heldrich Center WorkTrends Survey: Left Out. Forgotten? Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development’s new national survey of recent high school graduates from 2006 to 2011 finds: –       Only 27% have full-time jobs; –       Nearly one in three are unemployed and another 15% are employed part time but looking for full-time jobs; –       The annual earnings of those working full time are barely […]

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