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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...

Van Horn Appointed to New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, has been appointed to the newly created New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Established by Governor Phil Murphy, the council will provide...

Murphy Goes All in on Technology as Means to Rehab NJ Economy

Murphy’s transition effort is being led by executive director Jose Lozano, who served as a member of former Gov. Jon Corzine’s administration. Carl Van Horn, the director of Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, is serving as a senior...

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy just named his transition team

The Star-Ledger reports on Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, noting that Carl Van Horn (BSPPP/Heldrich) was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and was name to the Stronger and Fairer Economy team; Henry Coleman (BSPPP) was named...

Skills gap: Why can't NJ employers find workers they need?

"As a society we are failing a lot of these folks by letting them fend for themselves,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Van Horn was among the experts speaking Tuesday in New Brunswick at a...

NJ employers hiring; why are workers unhappy?

New Jerseyans have been waiting for a long time. While the U.S. had regained all of the nearly 9 million jobs that it lost in the recession by March 2014, New Jersey's job market muddled along. At times, it seemed like it would gain momentum. But in October 2012,...

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...


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Lunch and Learn: Health and Housing Equity Cluster

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The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]