Helping Older, Long-term Unemployed Job Seekers A Report on the Heldrich Center’s New Start Career Network

July 19, 2022

New report examines design, implementation and results from a program that assisted older, unemployed New Jersey workers.

Provides an overview of the design and implementation of the New Start Career Network, a statewide program to assist older, long-term unemployed New Jerseyans. Examines the rationale behind the program, the design of the program model, and collaborators. Also discusses the program’s services, including a website, webinars, online tools, and career coaching. Reviews approaches to engaging employers, recruiting members, and event and media highlights, as well as offers a profile of members. Finally, offers lessons learned, recommendations, and key elements for how nonprofit programs can serve long-term, unemployed job seekers.