John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Contact Information

Carl E. Van Horn, Director


Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

30 Livingston Avenue, Second and Third Floors

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Phone: (848) 932-4100

Fax number: (732) 932-3454





Center Overview

Founded in 1997, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is a research and policy organization dedicated to applying the best research to address the core challenges of New Jersey’s and the nation's workforce. The center's goals are focused on easing the skills crunch, ensuring that no one who is able to work is left behind in the 21st century economy, connecting dislocated workers to lifelong learning and job opportunities, addressing the career crisis of non college-bound youth, and ensuring that workforce and other government programs are managed for results, with cost-effectiveness and transparency to the taxpayer and customer. The center's researchers, scholars, and practitioners combine their talents to develop solutions to put people to work, ensure that workers remain competitive, and provide employers with qualified and productive workers.