US labor secretary talks with New Jersey’s long-term unemployed

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez met with out-of-work New Jerseyans, workforce professionals, and other government officials at Rutgers University on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on the state’s high long-term unemployment rate.

Taking part in the discussion at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development were staff members and participants from the New Start Career Network, a recently-launched program to help long-term unemployed residents 45 and older.

Newsworks, Feb. 16