Research Products

Work Trends Reports


This is a collection of products from the 2014 conference and 2015 book, both known as Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century, that has been published in anticipation of the fall 2017 workforce development conference in Austin, Texas. The topic being examined is Workforce Policies for Disadvantaged Populations.


Provides information for individuals interested in opportunities as volunteer career coaches for the New Start Career Network, which provides free assistance to older (45+), long-term unemployed job seekers in New Jersey.


Interview with Cliff Zukin who discusses his background, his passion for survey research, his role in the Heldrich Center's award-winning Work Trends series, and the importance of survey research.


Interview with Carl Van Horn about the founding of the Heldrich Center, the genesis of the Work Trends survey series, why the Heldrich Center's work matters, the future direction of the Center's work, and the Center's most impactful work.


Describes how scholars used data from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to link 82% of secondary school exiters (18 or older) between 2011 and 2015 with the State of New Jersey’s higher education enrollment and Unemployment Insurance wage data.