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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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 Governor Murphy with economic advice and recommendations for stimulating job growth and workforce development in New […]

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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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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 policy advisor, and Jose Fernandez, who was a member of former President Barack […]

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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 to the budget team; William Howard (former chair of the Board of Governors) was […]

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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 town hall sponsored by the Heldrich Center and WorkingNation, […]

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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, superstorm Sandy struck, crippling the following summer’s […]

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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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Is finding a new job your 2016 resolution?

A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that one in five employees (21 percent) pledge to leave their current job by the end of 2016. That is a 5 percent jump since last year. Even starker, 30 percent of younger employees, ages 18 to 34, expect to have a new job by year’s end. Carl Van […]

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N.J. seeks a way to recover its innovation sector

“We are not talking about a disaster movie here,” said Carl Van Horn, director for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, who is a member of the New Start New Jersey advisory board. “But we are talking about something that needs serious attention.” Profound changes in the economy since the […]

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