News & Updates

Heldrich Center Director Carl Van Horn was quoted in a recent article in MarketWatch regarding future American college graduates finding employment.

The New York Times quoted Cliff Zukin and Carl Van Horn in recent articles. Zukin was quoted in a story about millennials and employment, while Van Horn was quoted in an article about college graduates and their struggles in today's economy.

Dr. Michelle Van Noy, senior project manager at the Heldrich Center, was interviewed for a recent article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She discussed the role of college career centers and the need for students to learn about career options and pathways.

Is there a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers in America? Is America's education system producing an adequate supply of STEM graduates? How does high-skill immigration affect the STEM labor market? Find out what Hal Salzman, senior faculty fellow at the Heldrich Center and professor at the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, has to say about the matter in this new Q&A with Rutgers Today.

The latest installment of our "Getting to Know You Series" features an interview with Dr. William F. Mabe, director of research and evaluation at the Heldrich Center. He discusses one of the Center’s newest projects, the Workforce Data Quality Initiative, which seeks to bring together data from various state agencies and programs to support high-quality data analysis that benefits policymakers and job seekers.


A new article in the magazine America reviews two new books that explore the consequences of unemployment and poverty in the United States. One of the books is Carl Van Horn's Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream, which was released in the spring of 2013.

Jennifer Cleary, senior project manager at the Heldrich Center, recently presented on a panel at the American Association of Community Colleges’ Workforce Development Institute. She discussed the Transit Virtual Career Network, a national online career awareness and education planning Web site for the public transportation industry.

Heldrich Center researchers Jennifer Cleary and Dr. Michelle Van Noy will present, “Aligning Higher Education with the Job Market: Innovative Ideas for Designing Strategies and Measuring Success” at the American Association of Community Colleges conference in Washington, D.C. in April. Their session will explore the ways that labor market alignment can be defined, implemented, and measured in community colleges.

On Thursday, March 6, Heldrich Center project manager Laurie Harrington will lead a panel of New Brunswick's key health care and public health officials in a dialogue about the changing skill demands for health care and public health workers who are working in an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse environment. Contributions from the advisory panel will inform a health disparities undergraduate certificate program that is being developed at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, with support from Johnson and Johnson.