AARP Profiles New Start Career Network

July 29, 2020

The New Start Career Network is profiled in two new AARP Magazine articles.

The Heldrich Center’s New Start Career Network (NSCN) program is profiled in two new AARP Magazine articles:

In “These Job Programs Can Help You Find Work During the Pandemic,” NSCN Director Maria Heidkamp discusses how the program has expanded its services to New Jersey residents in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heidkamp, who is also Director of Technical Assistance and Program Development at the Heldrich Center, talks about the challenges older workers are facing in “For Many Older Workers, Layoffs Mean Learning New Job-Search Skills.”

Launched in October 2015, NSCN helps New Jersey residents age 45 and older who have been out of work or underemployed for at least six months. NSCN provides its members with a variety of free services, including one-on-one and group coaching, webinars, job search tips, job opportunities, daily email tips, job fairs, and career tools and an array of resources on the members-only area of the program’s website. Currently, over 5,500 New Jersey residents are members of NSCN.

Major funding for NSCN is provided by the Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation. Additional funding comes from New Jersey Resources and the Fund for New Jersey.