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December
For families, a new year of challenges
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, December 31
William Rodgers, professor of public policy and chief economist at Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, said the unemployment rate has fallen, but the impact isn't significant yet....

A sure-thing investment: rental properties
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, December 30
Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers professor who recently co-authored the study "The Evolving Rental Housing Market in New Jersey" for the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, thinks the judicial process may be another reason large investors ...

Raritan River Watershed film to be shown at Janssen Pharmeceutical Atrium
Source: NJ.com, December 29
The Raritan Borough Economic Development Committee in conjunction with the Rutgers EJ Bloustein Schools of Planning and Public Policy, the Sustainable ...

An actor in service to the nation: Charles Durning
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), December 29
There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don’t want anyone to know about…There’s terror and repulsion in us, the terrible spot that we don’t talk about. That place that no …

High Insurance Rates Could Force Middle Class Out of NJ Shore [AUDIO]
Source; New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, December 28
Rutgers economist James Hughes says many middle class, and lower-middle class households have acquired homes down the shore many, many years ago, because believe it or not, 30-40 years ago places were quite cheap on the Jersey shore, but “with a ...

Gambling goes 24/7 at Maryland Live!
Source: WTOP, December 27
... use it for productive purposes," said Robert W. Burchell, director of Rutgers University's Urban Planning and Policy Development Program.

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals
Source: Bloomberg, December 27
... years says Rutgers professor Cliff Zukin a senior research fellow at the university's John J Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Professionals who ...

Would Fiscal Cliff Stall Job Growth?
Source: Fox Business, December 27
Rutgers University Professor Bill Rodgers on the potential impact of the fiscal cliff on the economy and job creation. I'm Lisa let's continue with this ...

Sandy Recovery Spurs Hiring From Furniture to Plumbing
Source: Businessweek, December 27
Recovery from a natural disaster takes years, said Michael Lahr, associate research professor at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research in ...

Job opportunities grow for disabled, indigent in Eastern Iowa
Source: The Gazette: Eastern Iowa, December 23
A recent study released by the Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development explored the "growing trend among employers to establish initiatives to increase the participation of workers with disabilities in their workplaces.

American
Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals
Source: Bloomberg, December 21
“This generation will be permanently depressed and will be on a lower path of income for probably all of their life -- and at least the next 10 years,” says Rutgers professor Cliff Zukin, a senior research fellow at the university’s John J. Heldrich Center ...

NJ office buildings could become obsolete, Rutgers report says
Source: myCentralJersey.com, December 20
... Rutgers University economists. It threatens to return the balance of business power from New Jersey to Manhattan — and take all of the skilled labor and wealth that goes with it, James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca said. ...

Barbara Buono claims she cut $4.5B in spending while chairing Senate budget panel
Source: PolitiFact, December 20
Buono's chairmanship was an important part of the process, noted Raphael Caprio, a professor of Public Administration in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "The inference is that she has the ...

NJ employers no longer keen on office parks
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 20
But now, many of those buildings have gaping vacancies and uncertain futures, the result of stalled job growth and younger workers' desire for urban, pedestrian-friendly living, says a new report from Rutgers University. "Reinventing the New Jersey ...

Rutgers students outline flood mitigation plan
Source: North Brunswick Sentinel , December 18
Twelve graduate students from Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy have been working on an extensive, indepth flood mitigation plan that involves the Lawrence Brook Watershed.

Amirahmadi launches bid to be Iran's next president
Source: Payvand, December 18
... nominated Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi to contest next summer's presidential elections ... and is a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

An Ode to the Green
MorristownGreen.com, December 18
By Linda Stamato. It's the time of the year for thinking about what were grateful for isnt it Im reminded of how muchand whyIm grateful for the Morristown ...

N.J.'s suburban office empire "may have run its course," report says
Source: NJBIZ.com, December 18
“The factors that led to that emphasis and that economic engine have shifted,” said Joseph J. Seneca, a co-author of the report and professor at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He said...

New Rutgers Report Examines Current Employment, Business Dynamics Shaping New Jersey's Suburban Office Market
Source: News from Rutgers, December 18
A new Rutgers Regional Report, "Reinventing the New Jersey Economy: New Metropolitan and Regional Employment Dynamics," authored by James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Professor on climate change: 'Prices and costs matter'
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, December 14
... technology would cost, said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economics professor, during a lecture at the Great Swamp Watershed Association Thursday.

CREDO's Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
Source: Huffington Post Education, December 10
by Julia Sass Rubin, PhD. This post was written in response to " New Jersey Charter School Study Shows Gains In Newark Schools" by The Huffington Post's Joy Resmovits. Last week, with much fanfare, a study comparing standardized test scores of New Jersey's charter school students to those of their public school peers was released by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). As a professor of public policy, a supporter …

A Sober, Data-Based Approach to Bicycle Advocacy
Source: The Atlantic Cities, December 12
In their new book, John Pucher and Ralph Buehler come right out and state their belief in plain English: "Cycling should be made feasible, convenient, ...

Rutgers students outline flood mitigation plan
Source: East Brunswick Sentinel, December 13
The presentation was not offered by an engineering firm, but by 12 graduate students from Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

A Fair Deal For The Frontier
Source: Daily Yonder, December 12
By Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper National Center for Frontier Communities These are the "frontier communities" under existing definitions.

Rutgers' NJ Climate Change Alliance Receives $400000 Grant from The Kresge Foundation
Source: News from Rutgers, December 10
Please contact Jeanne Herb, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, at 848 932-2725 (office) or by e-mail at jherb@ejb.rutgers.edu; ...

Op-Ed: CREDO's Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
Source: Patch.com, December 10
By Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D. Last week, with much fanfare, a study comparing standardized test scores of New Jersey's charter school students to those of their public school peers was released by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO).
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Experts highlight rights of student renters off campus
Source: RU Daily Targum, December 10
Judy Shaw, a senior research specialist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, tells students about lead safety in their ...

Guest opinion: US frontier needs fair deal in 21st Century
Source: Billings Gazette, December 6
2012-12-06T00:00:00Z 2012-12-05T22:23:04Z Guest opinion: US frontier needs fair deal in 21st CenturyBy DEBORAH E. POPPER and FRANK J. POPPER The Billings ...

Senate committee hammers utility companies on Sandy response
Source: NJBIZ, December 5
... the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is working with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University to determine ...

Princeton Resident, Rutgers Grad, Helps Shepherd State Through Sandy
Source: Patch.com, December 3
He is the son of Anton Nelessen, an associate professor of urban design at Rutgers' Bloustein School, and Francoise, a Waldorf teacher.


November
Panelists suggest employers favor younger workers
Source: RU Daily Targum, November 28
Maria Heidkamp, left, senior project manager at the Heldrich Center, Susan Sipprelle and Samuel Newman, co-producers of “Set For Life,” reflect on past employment opportunities yesterday at The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Englewood resident's documentary explores plight of jobless boomers
Source: NorthJersey.com, November 22
WHERE: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Resistance Grows Against Retailers Opening On Thanksgiving [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, November 19
But Carl Van Horn of the Rutgers Workforce Development Center says with online shopping growing by leaps and bounds, “they're in a tough, ...

Professor: U. needs to prioritize safe biking
Source: RU Daily Targum, November 19
John Pucher, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said local governments should consider expanding their efforts in ...

State unemployment report mixed
Source: The Seattle Times, November 15
16 to correct the name of Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Winning Over Women Could Help Spur Urban Bicycling Renaissance
Source: News from Rutgers, November 15
… more women to take up biking. That is one of the conclusions John
Pucher, a professor at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public
Policy, reaches in his recently …

Regulatory czar pick could set tone for Obama’s second-term

Source: The Hill, November 14
Stuart Shapiro, a former OIRA policy analyst from 1998 to 2003 who has written about the regulatory review process, said Obama could continue the presidential tradition of picking an economist or lawyer from government or academia. A nominee in that mold might tell little about the direction of OIRA.

Decision Time Arrives for Christie on State-Run Health-Insurance Exchange
Source: NJSpotlight.com, November 14
Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy. Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, said it may ...

A Retrospective and Prospective of New Jersey’s Housing Market
Source: News from Rutgers, November 14
... University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at the Bloustein School, ...

Sandy may take a toll NJ tax collections, tourism
Source: Newsworks.org, November 13
... especially in coastal communities, according to Rutgers University economist Joe Seneca. "For municipalities that have a lot of structures damaged, ...

Former NJ Transit Executive Says Recovery Will Be Long, Hard
Source: NJ Today, November 12
NJ Transit has restored some of its service since Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to its transportation system, but there is still a lot of recovery to come, according to Martin Robins, the former deputy executive director of NJ Transit. Robins ...

Sandy's economic losses in Somerville, statewide will ultimately be offset by gains
Source: NJ.com, November 12
By Warren Cooper/Somerset Messenger-Gazette “We're not going to know (the costs) for a long time,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School ...

Wheel you marry me? Europe has crush on cycling
Source: The Daily Star, November 5
… says John Pucher, a professor of urban planning at Rutgers University in New Jersey and co-author of a new book titled “City Cycling.” Pucher says urban cycling …

John Pucher reports on City Cycling
Source: World Streets, November 3
John Pucher, cycling guru and Professor of Transport Policy at Rutgers university gave a public lecture on cycling in cities in LA ...


October
How To Read The Post-Sandy Polls
Source: NPR.org/It’s All Politics, October 30
That's why poll expert Cliff Zukin tells us that the presidential election survey world now needs to be divided: there's pre-Sandy and post-Sandy. Any polls taken ...

New Jersey Geography, Fiscally Reimagined
Source: New Jersey Monthly, October 25
Among the many interesting informational tidbits contained in Rutgers University’s regional report of “fiscal flows in New Jersey,” is a map that breaks

Hot Topic: Do the Polls Really Matter?
Source: News from Rutgers, October 24
Presidential historian David Greenberg, an associate professor of journalism and media studies and of history, and Cliff Zukin, a national expert on opinion ...

Mayor of Highland Park shares leadership stories
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 24
Highland Park Mayor Gary Minkoff, a University alumnus and Rutgers Business School part-time lecturer, discusses the experience that led to his success last night in Scott Hall. ... He said Bloustein students are studying an important area — public ...

Wealthy NJ counties' taxes go to poor areas, analysis finds
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 23
Wealthier counties sent a higher percentage in income and sales taxes to Trenton than they got back in key types of state aid, while poorer counties paid less and got more, according to an economic analysis released today by Rutgers University.
 
Bergen sends $1.1 billion more in taxes to Trenton than it gets back in state aid
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 23
That's the conclusion of a new study by researchers at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, called "Fiscal Flows in New ...

New Rutgers Report Sources Tax Revenues, Aid in New Jersey
Source: News from Rutgers, October 23
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Fiscal Flows in New Jersey: A ... J. Seneca, university professor and economist at Rutgers University's ...

Lecturer overviews history of funding for NJ public schools
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 23
Stan Karp, a professor from the Education Law Center, ... across the state yesterday at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

John Pucher to Speak About 'Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities
Source: Noozhawk, October 21
It will be presented by John Pucher, an expert on transportation who has spent 30 years studying travel behavior in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United ...

Green Building: Partnership for West Windsor and Rutgers
Source: West Windsor & Plainsboro NEWS, October 19
Jennifer Senick from the Rutgers Center for Green BuildingRCGB at the Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy made a pitch for the ...

Opinion: Young Adult Health Coverage, a Bipartisan Success for the ACA
Source: NJ Spotlight, October 19
By Joel C. Cantor, October 19, 2012 in Opinion | The presidential contest reminds us daily just how divisive healthcare reform is in American politics.

Community to launch affordable bicycle exchange for residents
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 15
Stromberg, a graduate student in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the New Brunswick community could greatly benefit from …

'Breakfast Briefings' will keep people on the go informed about environment
Source: New Jersey Hills, October 12
Judy Shaw, senior research associate and director of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Brunswick, will enumerate the myriad environmental issues in the ...

Public Policy Expert Calls Christie Unique Among New Jersey Governors
Source: NJ Today, October 8 (video)
Alan Rosenthal, Professor of Public Policy at the Edward Bloustein School of Rutgers University, says Christie is the first governor in his experience to gain a national reputation of the magnitude that he has.

Bicycle Boom Raises Race, Class and Access Questions
Source: Voices of NY, October 5
Professor John Pucher of Rutgers University, who has studied the city’s bicycling system, believes that the bike lanes in the farther regions of Brooklyn …

Unemployment drops to four-year low
Source: Reuters.com, October 5 (video)
… lowest since January 2009 when Mr. Obama took office. On the payrolls side, employers added 114,000 jobs. Labor economist and Rutgers University professor, William Rodgers "But the big top-of-the-line number was that we saw…

Due Process, Produced With Rutgers' iTV Studio, Wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards
Source: News from Rutgers, October 3
Co-hosted by King, an award-winning journalist, and criminal defense and human rights attorney Raymond Brown, Due Process is a presentation of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.


September
Rutgers dedicates new learning center at Atlantic Cape Community College's Cape May Campus
Source: Press of Atlantic City, September 29
Rutgers professor Raphael Caprio, who led the effort to expand Rutgers' programs to community colleges, said they celebrate not just the building, but the opportunity it represents. “It's really about students who might not have access to the other ...

The Future of the ARC Tunnel
Source: NJSpotlight.com, September 28
... project in the nation -- to bail out the bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund? ... of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, noted. ...

Texting and Driving Has Killed at Least 16000 Americans, Study Reports
Source: AOL News, September 28
And as Linda Stamato at NJ.com points out, car companies aren't exactly keeping the risks of distracted driving in mind when designing their next-generation ...

Upcoming Lecture Professor John Pucher Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities
Source: MassBike.org, September 27
Come see see Professor John Pucher lecture on Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities Lessons from Europe and North America Professor Pucher ...

Florida Trust House Highlighted in Updated Economic Impact Study
Source: Florida Trust, September 27
The study was prepared by the Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Economy, jobs are key issues in NJ's closest congressional race
Source: Asbury Park Press , September 27
... according to a Labor Day poll by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Workers blame Bush and Obama for the economic ...

Yellin: Credentials for running for Berkeley Heights Council
Source: Independent Press - NJ.com, September 27
I am currently earning my MA in Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University; the Bloustein School is ranked #4 in the United ...

Continental Airlines brand destined for the dustbin
Source: The Record/Northjersey.com, September 26
"Continental has been a major presence in New Jersey and the East Coast for a long time,'' Rutgers Professor Joseph J. Seneca said of Continental's pending union with United Airlines, expected to …

How to keep Social Security solvent? N.J. experts weigh in
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 26
… signature date. The first baby boomers hit the big six-five. That is going to be some run," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. "The stresses …

Rutgers students to tackle plan for riverfront greenway in Raritan Township
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, September 26
... Route 202 to Route 31 is the subject of a planning studio class from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Real Estate Development Summit by Experts
Source: Realty Today, September 24
The summit is sponsored by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy and is to be held at the Special Events Forum, 33 Livingston Avenue, in New Brunswick, N.J. at 4 p.m.. The summit will cover trends in commercial

Advocates change parking spaces into mini parks
Source: RU Daily Targum, September 24
... an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy graduate student. Two student groups, the New Jersey student chapter of the American Society ...

Bloustein and Landscaping Students at RU Create "Parklet"
Source: Patch.com, September 21
... (NJASLA) and Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein of the Bloustein School. ... Ironsmith and the Rutgers Gardens, according to a press release about the event.

Bloustein School Dean Relieved by 9.9% Unemployment Rate
Source: NJ Today, September 20 (video)
The economic recovery is underway, but unemployment in New Jersey remains higher than the national average. Dean of the Edward Bloustein School at Rutgers University James Hughes told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that the state is ...

John Pucher on purely academic research vs. politics, implementation and practical approaches to getting things done
Source: Vehicle for a Small Planet, September 20
Courtesy of John Pucher (and used with permission), the following is a guest post where he is commenting on the central focus of a proposed conference on ...

Jobs numbers bleak in N.J.
Source: Newsworks.org, September 20
Rutgers University economics professor Joseph Seneca from Rutgers says New Jersey's problems are a reflection of a slowing national economy. "Growth of jobs at the national level was at the beginning of the year and the last couple of months have been ...

The Bloustein School at Rutgers Estimates Billion Dollar Windfall from Wind Energy
Source: College Classes, September 20
Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm, or FACW, LLC recently delivered a letter to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to provide them with some information on the estimated costs that customers will expect to pay in order for the state to build up a ...

Newark power plant secures environmental approval
Source: NJBIZ, September 18
... director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said ...

Experts: Go green to make green
Source: phillyBurbs.com, September 12
It's an example of how companies can "go green. ... and Jennifer Senick, executive director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building in New Brunswick.

Israeli artist presents work at U. lecture
Source: RU Daily Targum, September 11
Sigalit Landau discusses her work last night at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:00 am ...

Immigration Reform Can Spur Economic Growth
Source: NJBIZ, September 10
A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Employment Recession and Recovery in the 50 States: An Update,” authored by Professor Joseph J. Seneca at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Will Irving, research associate, ranks ...

In Portland, Ore., bikes rule the road
Source: USA TODAY, September 10
John Pucher, co-author of City Cycling, knows the kinds of people Taylor is talking about. Though bad riders are a tiny proportion of cyclists, he says, ...

N.J.-Based Paper Plant to Seek Proposals for Power Plant
Source: The Record, September 7
Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...

Martin Robins on Port Imperial, Weehawken
Source: NJBIZ/ YouTube, September 7
Martin Robins, director emeritus, Voorhees Transportation Center, at Port Imperial in Weehawken.

Rutgers students return to campus, prepare to give back
Source: Dailyrecord.com, September 4
Their outreach varies from volunteer activities at Rutgers to projects across national borders. Randall Arthur was the vice president of WISO during the 2011-12 school year. Now a graduate student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ..

Lt. Governor Stresses Importance of Arts at LBIF
Source: NewBrunswickPatch.com, September 5
A consultant team from Arts Build Community at Rutgers University, led by Professor Leonardo Vasquez, will deliver a final plan to guide implementation of a ...

Parking spots lift prices
Source: Straight.com, September 5
According to a paper written by Robert W. Burchell and Catherine C. Galley of the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, ...


August
Dolan and Romney between a rock and a hard place: The bishops moral criteria (for the federal budget) and the Republican Party's platform
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 26
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices thegracecommunity.wordpress.com The Beatitudes: Opening the Sermon on the Mount (Gospel of St. Matthew) The Republicans are ...

Why Cant I Find A Job: Even With A Bachelors Degree
Source: Jobs & Hire, August 24
"Our society's most talented people are unable to find a job that gives them a decent income," says Cliff Zulkin, a professor of political science and public policy at Rutgers. The jobs that once went to recent college graduates are now more often ...

Food stamps a lifeline for some recent grads
Source: Winona Daily News, August 23
“We have about 1.5 million new bachelor's degree recipients every year,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. “They're piling up, fighting for the same limited number of job opportunities ...

For some college grads, getting by means relying on food stamps
Source: Minnesota Public Radio, August 20
Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, is an expert on employment issues. "We have about 1.5 million new bachelor's degree recipients every year," Van Horn said. "They're piling up, fighting ...

The free exercise of religion and the fortnight that fizzled
Source:NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices),  August 18
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices America's First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Baltimore, ...

Opinion: Severe storms prompted by climate change require new development policies
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 16
According to Marjorie Kaplan, from Rutgers' Climate and Environmental Change Initiative, and Jeanne Herb, from Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “New Jersey is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.” As a result of ...

High education levels in Hunterdon means low unemployment, Rutgers expert says
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, August 15
He is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and is a nationally recognized academic expert on demographics, housing and regional economics. One main reason is the affluence of Hunterdon, Morris and ...

NJ Secures Millions For Transportation
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, August 15
$4 million will be spent to support the ongoing efforts of the National Transit Institute. NTI provides training, education, and clearinghouse services in ...

Healthy, Fresh Food in the Hub City
Source: NewBrunswickPatch.com, August 15
The report was prepared by students enrolled in the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Policy and politics on welfare reform
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 14
As the political campaigns intensify, it's going to be hard to distinguish--more than it usually is--the rhetoric from the ...

Opinion: The Hospital Charity Care Conundrum
Source: NJ Spotlight, August 14
By Joel C. Cantor in Opinion | Funding hospital charity care is one of the longest-running conundrums in New Jersey health policy.

Vintage Base Ball comes alive in Denville
NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 13
Ken "Tumbles" Mandel usually stands at second base. He started as a "muffin" when a player was needed and joined the ...

Paul Ryan: Romney makes a choice for America
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 11
Given today's announcement--that Paul Ryan will join former governor Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket—it's essential to know ...

Obama regulations chief pressed attacks on ozone standards

The Hill, August 8
Stuart Shapiro, a former OIRA policy analyst from 1998 to 2003 who has written about the regulatory review process, said he wasn’t surprised by Sunstein passing on critical op-eds and letters. “In an argument, you will send your boss material that reflects your point of view,” said Shapiro, now a Rutgers University associate professor ...

Recession Generation Turns into Rental Generation
Source: Market Montage, August 8
... its aftermath affected the outlook of young consumers like Anselmo, said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at the Edward J. Bloustein ...

The United States Postal Service and the hypocrisy of Congress
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), August 5
It's classic 'Nero fiddling while Rome burns' in Congress: Voting to name post office buildings while letting the US Postal ...


July
New Jersey lags in private-sector job recovery
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 31
“The recovery has been uneven both in its extent and strength,” said Joseph Seneca, author of the report and a professor at the Bloustein school.

NJ trailing US in job growth, but recent gains an encouraging sign, economist says
Source: NJBIZ, July 31
According to a report today released by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School, between February 2010 and June 2012, New Jersey has recovered 89700 ...

Birthrates Drop In U.S. Over Down Economy
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, July 31
... be with us for a significant amount of time to come” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Three Years into National Economic Recovery, Wide Variation Exists in Jobs Recovered
Source: News from Rutgers, July 31
... university professor and economist at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Will Irving, research associate ...

The new Jim Crow
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 29
“If Democrats don't wake up soon, this election might not just be won or lost, it could be bought or stolen.

Motorola Mobility strengthens Chicago's tech hub
Source: Chicago Tribune, July 29
"If you're just moving pieces on a board, it's pointless," said public policy expert Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at Rutgers University.

No Jobs Lead More Young People To Grad School
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, July 26
Carl Van Horn, director of the the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, says recent graduates need to be very careful when making that choice. “Not every profession has a strong employment demand, for example, there ...

Kessler Foundation, Heldrich Center issue brief on hiring employees with disabilities
Source: phys.org, July 26
The Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development last week released a research brief on disability employment titled “Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with ...

It's never too early to start thinking about finding a job
Source: Chicago Tribune, July 25
I talked to Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy at Rutgers University and ... Van Horn said the exception is people who majored in fields such as comp lit ...

PSEG: A solid company stands out and stays put
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 25 Today we learned that Public Service Enterprise Group, known to most of us as PSE&G, is staying put, in Newark, through 2030 at ...

Study released that examines Meadowlands District tax-sharing system
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 25
David Listokin, of the Institute of Meadowlands Studies at Rutgers University, in March met with district mayors who were able to “discuss and give input on ...

After mayor presses for tax dollar-saving measure, Meadowlands Commission releases report
Source: Weehawken Reporter, July 25
... the agency on Wednesday agreed to release a report on tax sharing that was prepared by Dr. David Listokin. The inter-municipal tax sharing formula was ...

Gov. Christie Signs Bill Increasing New Jersey's Solar Renewable Portfolio Standard Requirements
Source: Wolff-Samson.com, July 23
... energy consumption estimates provided by the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy the requirement will be approximately 1600000 kWhs.

The USA apologizes--with words and cash--as Native Americans settle claims
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 21
 Breaking promises and violating trust can be costly. The United States has agreed to pay just over one billion dollars to 41 ...

Political power brokers and public costs
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 20
George E. Norcross, South Jersey power broker, has a confirmed outpost in Essex County It's (political) business as ...

Reflections on three, unrelated, public policy issues in the news this weekNJ.com
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 19
Three issues surfaced in New Jersey this week that have significant implications for the public. All involve either policy that ...

Recent College Grads Suffer Major Remorse [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, July 19
A majority of students surveyed in the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University study said they wished they would have gone ...

In Job-Placement Rates, Fuzzy Data: A lack of standard tracking makes many colleges' claims unreliable
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 16
The researchers had decided to do the study in part because they thought colleges' job-placement numbers were unreliable, says Carl E. Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Slow recovery will challenge cities, towns
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15
The half-day seminar at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick was designed to help officials understand the economic landscape and consider options for dealing with slow growth. But speakers offered more ...

Future interrupted: Young adults, Depression-era seniors reflect on economic blows
Source: Chicago Tribune, July 15
Maria Sanchez, left, and her sister Abigail make more room last week in their shared closet in their family's Des Plaines home. Maria Sanchez had to leave Harper College to help her parents financially after they lost their jobs in 2008. She plans to ...

State's Sluggish Recovery Means More Bad News for Municipalities
Source: Patch.com, July 15
"More people in New Jersey believe in the tooth fairy than that the economic recovery exists," said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School. A report he co-authored for the seminar, "Year 4 of Economic Recovery: New Municipal Realities to Come," ...

State's Sluggish Recovery Means More Bad News for Municipalities
NJSpotlight.com, July 13
.. the message municipal officials heard yesterday at a forum … League of Municipalities Educational Foundation. The half-day seminar, held at the Edward J. Bloustein School … was designed to help officials understand the economic landscape and consider options for dealing with slow growth.

Rutgers prof sees 'tsunami' coming for towns in a few years
Source: PolitickerNJ.com, July 12
Professor Raphael J. Caprio of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the reasons largely stem from severe state aid cuts to municipalities over the years. Also, many towns have exhausted …

Rahway, Long Beach win national grants to improve arts in their communitiesThe Source: Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 12
Working with Rutgers University's Arts Build Community program, the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences will collaborate with nine other local ...

The Jobless Class of 2012
Source: SmartMoney, July 6
... once taken by recent graduates, says Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Rutgers, the public, politics and the higher education reorganization process
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), July 5
It's been a week since the legislature met the governor's dubious deadline for transforming higher education in New Jersey.

Experts: Rising office vacancy won't abate any time soon
Source: NJBIZ, July 5
"No one out there is saying, 'Tomorrow, I need 300000 square feet of space,' " said Robert Burchell, co-director of the Center for Urban Policy Research at ...

Senator Menendez, local officials discuss transportation initiatives in Hoboken
Source: The Hudson Reporter, July 5
... important to be involved in government at both the local and national levels, ... $1.2 million in funding for the National Transit Institute at Rutgers.

New federal transit legislation is 'mixed bag' for N.J.
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 3
The bill also increases funding for the National Transit Institute at Rutgers, from $3.8 million to $5 million a year, and calls for new standards for highway reflective markers. Menendez said more than 500 million pounds of glass beads are used each ...
           
Sen. Menendez praises new federal transportation bill at visit to Hoboken Terminal
Source: The Jersey Journal - NJ.com, July 2
It was also announced that the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University will receive $5 million in funding. The NTI provides training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation across the nation. “This will ...

Menendez Announces More Federal Funding for Transportation
Source: Patch.com
Menendez announced also that the National Transit Institute at Rutgers will receive $5 million in funding. The bill, Menendez said on Monday, will also start planning development around new transit hubs. For Hoboken, the bill is a bit "bittersweet ...

Senate Acts On Final Transportation Funding Law
Source: Insurance News Net, July 2
Increased funding for the National Transit Institute at Rutgers (NTI) [ $5million ]. NTI provides training, education, and clearinghouse services in support ...


June
Rutgers faculty on Supreme Court's health care decision
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, June 30
Joel C. Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, and Rutgers-Newark law professor Christina Ho, a former Clinton health policy expert ...

Buried In Debt, Young People Find Dreams Elusive
Source: North Country Public Radio, June 30
Cliff Zukin, a senior research fellow with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, recently surveyed young adults who graduated ...

The George Washington Bridge, tolls, ride-shares, and the Port Authority police
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 27
Economic incentives sometimes work well, sometimes not, but in this story that involves carpoolers trying to save money (and ...

Tips for High School Grads on the Job Hunt
Source: Fox Business, June 27
According to a June 2012 study by The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

Court rejection of health care law could hamper N.J. plans to insure more people
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 25
... of folks eligible for private insurance who wouldn't sign up,” said Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University.

Measuring community sustainability: how do we know if we're on the right path?
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council (blog), June 21
... the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth and the Rutgers Center for Green Building. More recently, NRDC's water program has begun working with Sustainable

Liu questions safety of city's bike share program
Source: amNY.com, June 25
A study by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University last year showed New York had the highest fatality ...

Soaring rental demand helping power residential real estate market
Source: NJBIZ, June 25
... J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ... been for rental housing," said Joseph Seneca, a Bloustein economist and co-author ...

Health care continues to wait on Supreme Court decision
Source: NJBIZ, June 25
For Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy, a decision in Washington would mean progress in New Jersey.

Two blogs in one: Selling out Rutgers for a bridge and Jerry Sandusky/Penn State lessons for the RC Church
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), June 24
Today, two blogs in one: On the selling out of Rutgers for a budget and a bridge and the conviction of Jerry Sandusky and the ...

Generation Optimism: Today's youths aren't buying into gloomy forecasts
Source: Kansas City Star, June 24
... whatever youthful optimism they once possessed, according to a new report by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Job outlook may be improving for 2012 college grads
Source: The Reporter, June 24
... the last few years who are still seeking full-time employment, according to Carl Van Horn, ... Van Horn is one of the authors of “Chasing the American Dream: Recent College ... “It's too early to tell,” Van Horn said, about the 2012 graduates.

Highlands Council names Christine Danis Director of Planning and Science
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com, June 24
... a nationally recognized non-profit at the Edward J. Bloustein School of ... a MS in Environmental Science from Rutgers, and a MCRP (Master of City and ...

Retirement Programs Keep Employers On Track
Source: CNBC.com, June 22
... an expert on human resources and employment issues, and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Work and community service go hand in hand
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 23
A wide-reaching study conducted this year on behalf of Net Impact and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University indicates ...

Road Warrior: Red-light camera obit may be premature
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 22
... Department of Transportation has suspended at 63 of 85 intersections statewide, ... former director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers.

Multifamily Industry Contributes $5.7B To NJ's GDP (membership required)
Source: GlobeSt.com, June 21
Christopher J. Christie a copy of a comprehensive report it had commissioned, done over two years by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

The Buffalo Commons: Redefining how we think about place , politics, and policy
Source: Post Carbon Institute Energy Bulletin, June 21
We conceived the Buffalo Commons in part as a literary device, a metaphor that would resolve the narrative conflicts – past, present and most important, future ...

Over 7000 people die annually in Venezuela due to road accidents
Source: El Universal, June 21
This statistic was calculated by the National Transit Institute in order to be included in the mission report. The document also reveals that every hour an ...

Texas braces for major Supreme Court decisions on immigration, ObamaCare
Source: Houston Chronicle, June 21
... liberal base by blaming the Republican-dominated Supreme Court for playing partisan politics, said Rutgers University polling expert Cliff Zukin.

Opinion: The Hidden Driver of Healthcare Costs
Source: NJ Spotlight, June 20
By Joel C. Cantor in Opinion | A new report shows that healthcare prices were the most important driver of spending by employer-sponsored ...

Can Free Online Courses Transform the Costly and Elitist Higher Education Industry?
Source: Knowledge@Wharton, June 20
A study published June 6 by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers found that a mere 16% of the high school classes of 2009, ...

Thunder On The Great Plains: Once Written-Off Region Enjoying Remarkable Revival
Source: Forbes, June 20
Many in the media and academia embraced Deborah and Frank Popper's notion that the whole region should be abandoned for “a Buffalo commons.

The Road to Nowhere
Source: Huffington Post, June 20
Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession, published last week by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

The Two Sides of Chris Christie
Source: Governing, June 19
Christie, a former US Attorney, "understands the power that goes with his office and is not reticent to reward and punish people," said Cliff Zukin, ...

Teens 'struggling to survive' a historically tough job market
Source: The Herald | HeraldOnline.com, June 19
A survey released this week by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that teen workers' problems don't end by ...

Former New Jersey Governor James Florio receives award
Source: Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
... founding partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader LLC, James J. Florio. ... He is a Senior Policy Fellow for Public Policy and Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School Graduate School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, previous having served as a university ...

Guadagno competing fiercely in the race to attract biotech firms and preserve the state’s hub of large drug makers
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 17
... industry disappeared, according to data provided by James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Rutgers Bringing Innovative Cost-Effective Care Management Programs to 4 U.S. cities
Source: Daily Disruption, June 16
Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) will partner with two of New Jersey's ... the country,” said Professor Joel C. Cantor, director of the Rutgers center.

More women on wheels mean cycling success
Source: Open File, June 15
Women's cycling levels are only about a third as high as for men in North America and Australia, according to Professor John Pucher.

Rutgers coalition snags $14.3M to implement managed care across US
Source: NJBIZ, June 15
... projected to achieve savings of $67.7 million for public program enrollees over three years," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers center, ...

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy to Lead Effort to Replicate Innovative Care Management Programs in Four U.S. Cities
Source: News from Rutgers, June 15
... at lower cost to very high-need patients from low-income communities around the country,” said Professor Joel C. Cantor, director of the Rutgers center.

Fixing Newark: What to cut and what to tax
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (The Voices Blog), June 15
Robert Curvin is a Newark resident, homeowner and visiting scholar at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Dan O'Flaherty is a professor ...

Revel, government hiring powers NJ jobs comeback in May
Source: NJBIZ, June 14
James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the report was particularly significant because May was a ...

Interpreting New Jersey's uptick in jobs (audio)
Source: NewsWorks/WHYY, June 14
But James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, says it's not time to pop the ...

Study: Bikeshare Riders Neglect to Wear Helmets
Source: U.S. News & World Report, June 14
says John Pucher, a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "It's not going to be a really high speed trip, ...

Rutgers Economist Says NJ Business Climate On Road to Recovery
Source: NJ Today, June 14
Dean of the Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University James Hughes told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he believes the latest job ...

The Great Recession Shrank Our Wealth, Fed Says [includes audio]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 13
... us an exaggerated sense of our personal wealth,” said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.

Dangers of stalled nuclear talks in Moscow
Source: Asia Times Online, June 13
By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahidsaless Pessimism is setting in about .... Hooshang Amirahmadi is a Professor at Rutgers University and President of ...

Family Net Worth Drops to 90s Levels, Fed Says
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 12
“A large portion of it is really a decline from the peaks in terms of housing values,” said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Starbucks expanding effort to help businesses create jobs
Source: msnbc.com, June 12
said Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and an expert on this type of lending.

Can NJ Women Brave the Economic Recovery? [includes audio]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 11
... sectors and during that same period of time, the areas of education and health care where women tend to be the majority of workers, were doing better,” said Carl VanHorn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Starting out
Source: WatertownDailyTimes.com, June 11
Twenty-two percent had part-time jobs, but most of that group wanted to work full time, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. The problem now is not only a weak economy but also the elimination of middle-class ...

Police Unit Draws Scrutiny for Its Handling of Crashes Involving Pedestrians
Source: New York Times, June 10
“I fear it will lead to a really big jump in fatalities and injuries, among both cyclists and pedestrians,” said John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers ...

Republican lawmakers oddly mute on reorganizing higher ed
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog), June 10
“I don't think it's a problem necessarily,” said Alan Rosenthal, a public policy professor at Rutgers University and chairman of the panel. Rosenthal noted that many accusations against lawmakers wind up in the hands of law enforcement, ...

High School Graduates Look to the Future Despite Tough Job Prospects
Source: Patch.com, June 9
According to a recent study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, three in 10 high school graduates are employed full-time. The study also points out that 37 percent of graduates from years 2006, ...

$20K Grant to Fund Study of Livingston Ave. Traffic
Source: Patch.com, June 8
Patterson said the money will go to the Bloustein School, who will conduct the research for the city over a 12 month period. The start date of the study is ...

College degree no guarantee, but those without say their situation worse
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com, June 8
By Julie Mack | jmack1@mlive.com View full sizeJohn J. Heldrich Center for Workforce DevelopmentQuestion asked of recent high school graduates who are not full-time college students. Rutgers researchers surveyed 544 young adults who graduated high ...

Jobs Picture Grim for Recent High School Grads
Source: National Journal, June 8
The prospects are grim these days for high school graduates who look for work instead of enrolling in college, according to a recent study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Only three in 10 of these recent ...

High School Students Face Challenges In The Current Economic Climate
Source: City Town Info Education Channel, June 7
J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development surveyed 544 high school graduates from the classes of 2006 to 2011 and found that of the respondents who are not full-time college students, 27 percent are employed full-time, 15 percent are employed …

High-School Graduates and the Recession
Source: National Review Online (blog), June 7
By Nathaniel Botwinick A recent study by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University has examined the effects of the recession on those with only a high-school degree. For recent high-school graduates, “only 3 in 10 are employed full time, ...

These Sad Charts Show How Desperate Young People Are For Jobs
Source: Business Insider, June 7
The report, led by researchers Dr. Carl Van Horn and Dr. Cliff Zukin, surveyed 544 recent high school graduates from the classes of 2006 to 2011, ...

NJ Employers Taking a Wait-and-See Approach on Hiring [includes audio]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 7
... have an impact on New Jersey” said James Hughes, an economist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

High Schools Grads Scarred By High Unemployment
Source: NPRorg, June 6
 The picture is equally dismal for millions of recent high school graduates says Rutgers University professor Cliff Zukin who codirected the national survey ...

For High School Graduates, a College Degree Becomes Even More Essential
Source: U.S. News & World Report University, June 7
According to a new report by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, recent high school graduates have struggled to find jobs without a college degree. To undertake this analysis, the center spoke with a sample of 544 ...

On Our Radar: The New Ruthlessness
Source: Wall Street Journal (blog), June 7
That's according to a new study out of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. (Hat tip: New York Times' Economix blog.) – Francesca Donner Roslyn Courtney of LaserBeam Consulting writes in Wharton's online magazine why traditional ruthlessness ...

Teens 'struggling to survive' one of the toughest job markets ever
Source: Kansas City Star, June 6
Most of the high school graduates who aren't attending college “have been left out of the workforce or even job training and frankly are struggling to survive,” said the report's co-author Carl Van Horn. At the Center for Labor Market Studies at ...

Report: Young Americans facing difficult job market
Source: Bizjournals.com, June 6
The Times cited a report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to shed some light on the situation. The report found that only one in six young people out of high school is working full time, even though most ...

Don't Think College Is Worth It? Ask People Who Haven't Gone
Source: New York Times (blog), June 6
This group overwhelmingly believes that additional education beyond a high school diploma is required to succeed: Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers UniversityThe online survey was conducted between March 21 and April 2, and covered a ...

Only 16% of Recent High School Grads Have a Full-Time Job
Source: The Atlantic, June 6
The chart below takes data on unemployment among recent high school graduates from a report produced by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University (via Catherine Rampell of the New York Times). It shows what percentage ...

Fewer high school grads finding full-time work
Source: StandardNet, June 6
Among students who graduated in 2009 through 2011, 16 percent are employed full time compared with 37 percent for those who earned a high school diploma from 2006 through 2008, a study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development ...

Fewer Recent High School Graduates Finding Full-Time Work
Source: BusinessWeek, June 6
... to exceed the official federal poverty level for a single household,” Carl E. Van Horn, Cliff Zukin, Mark Szeltner and Charley Stone wrote in the study.

Most recent high school graduates not in college lack full-time job
Source: Press TV, June 6
Three out of four recent high school graduates not attending college full-time do not have a full-time job, according to a study released on Wednesday by Carl Van Horn, Cliff Zukin and Mark Szeltner at Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for ...

Recent College Grads Say Future Looks Bleak
Source: ABC News (blog), June 6
A new survey of high school graduates from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University finds only 3 in 10 are employed full time, compared with all college graduates, who are employed at nearly twice that rate.

More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work
Source: New York Times, June 6
Whatever the sob stories about recent college graduates spinning their wheels as baristas or clerks, the situation for their less-educated peers is far worse, according to a report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Left Out or Forgotten? Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession
Source: News from Rutgers, June 6
6305; Professor Cliff Zukin, zukin@rutgers.edu or (732) 932-4100, ext. 6205; or Herb Schaffner, Schaffner Media Partners, (973) 715-5922.

Route 66: Businesses Try Resurfacing on Historic Road
Source: CNBC.com, June 5
"These aren't huge numbers, but for the towns that lost industries, the legacy of Route 66 helps many local businesses," says David Listokin, a professor at ...

On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Peter
Source: WNYC, June 5
The decision doesn't seem surprising considering the time it was made, according to Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy at Rutgers University. “During the tech boom of the late nineties the employers were desperate for anyone who had the basic ...

Super students
Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, June 5
Matthew R. Kusy has been selected as a Louis Berger Graduate Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers ...

The jobs picture for new graduates (includes audio)
Source: Radio Times | WHYY, June 4
Joining us to shed light on the employment environment that the Class of 2012 just entered is CARL VAN HORN, director of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich ...

Cross Training Employees Big Trend Among NJ Businesses [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 4
Carl Van Horn of the Rutgers Workforce Development Center says there are many reasons for doing this, but one of the biggest is the fact the the firm is wlling to invest money in training the employee, knowing full well that the person might eave at ...

Braun: Rutgers governing boards finally take charge of college merger conversation
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 4
"What is being challenged is the very existence of the state university," says Linda Stamato, a former chair of the Board of Governors and a former trustee.

Opinion: NY, NJ border wars are self-destructive for tri-state regional growth
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, June 3
Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca Professor Seneca refers here to a proposed commuter tax by New York City to be levied on New Jersey, Connecticut and ...

Weak jobs report deepens U.S. economic concerns
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 3
The numbers show “a fundamental weakening in labor markets,” said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. “The economy needs to add 200000 to 250000 ...


May
When unemployment runs out -- what's next?
Source: Marketplace.org, May 31
Public policy professor Carl Van Horn has a pretty good guess what Kern will do, though. Van Horn runs the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He's been following a sample group of long-term unemployed people since 2009.

The Best Way to Land a Job? It's Still Word of Mouth
Source: BusinessWeek, May 31
The report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University notes that nearly two-thirds of the graduates said their jobs were weakly related at best to their field of study in college. The experience of stumbling about ...

Creative Monmouth revives plans for county arts corridor
Source: Holmdel Independent, May 31
Prior to the workshop, the ad hoc group operating under the guidance of the MCAC had worked with the Rutgers University Arts Build Community program to determine the county's best assets and how to utilize existing resources while seeking out new ...

Details of LCAPP contracts provide fuel for opponents of power subsidy
Source: NJBIZ, May 30
But the book on LCAPP is far from closed, said Frank Felder, head of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University. The economic downturn has left the region with surplus capacity, pushing down the market value for ...

AH grad named Louis Berger Graduate Fellow
Source: The Abington Journal, May 30
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University and The Louis Berger Group, Inc. have announced that Matthew R. Kusy has been selected as a Louis Berger Graduate Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year ...

No commuter tax needed: NJ riders already pay fair share
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 28
According to Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca, the billions of dollars that commuters pump into New York City's economy would be curtailed as a result of a ...

NJ job rebound trails its neighbors
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 28
But James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said New Jersey appears to lag because its neighbors have gotten an economic boost. Pennsylvania's economy has been bolstered through ...

Memorial Day and the Rutgers Oral History Archives
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 26
 A good way to make this point is to start with the appearance of Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historian, who came to Rutgers earlier this month to receive the Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History ..

Survey Reveals That 90% of Students Want to be Financially Secure
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, May 25
May 25th, In a study done by the Heldrich Center for the Workforce Development at Rutgers University, today's college students and recent grads are looking for financial security by earning their degree. With online programs from My Criminal Justice ...

No Shortage of Qualified American STEM Grads
Source: U.S. News & World Report, May 25
By Hal Salzman Hal Salzman is a sociologist and professor of Public Policy at the EJ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the JJ Heldrich ...

Young, Educated and Seeking Financial Security
Source: New York Times (Economix blog), May 24
That's one finding from a report released today from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. In February the center surveyed juniors, seniors and graduate students at four-year colleges — as well as working college ...

Tactical shift in US policy on Iran
Source: gulfnews.com, May 24
Hooshang Amirahmadi is a professor at Rutgers University and President of the American Iranian Council. Shahir Shahid Saless is a political analyst and ...

Treasurer: Christie administration will close shortfall by borrowing transportation money despite promise
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 23
"I'm troubled that we're borrowing money from the transportation fund to help fund ... director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at ..

Opinion: The New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange, What's Next?
Source: NewJerseyspotlight.com, May 23
The governor's veto may be a key step toward meeting NJ's responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. By Joel C. Cantor [Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers University.

The war between the states: New Jersey and New York are at it again
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 23
 “New Jersey and New York are best served by collaboration and cooperation… the tri-state region rises and falls as a single ...

Job Security and Meaningful Work in High Demand for Today's Workforce
Source: CSRwire.com, May 23
Cliff Zukin, the Rutgers Professor who directed the study commented, “We may be looking at the end of the millennial generation, a casualty of the recession ...

New Jersey Businesses Optimistic In New Survey
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, May 22
“23 percent said New Jersey is now a good place to do business compared with 15 percent in 2011″ said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and who conducted the survey.

Local college graduates facing mixed job prospects
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, May 22
It has just created a backlog of qualified applicants,” said Carl Van Horn, who is an author of a new report, “Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession.” The report was issued by the John J. Heldrich Center for ..

Survey finds most CEOs optimistic about N.J. economy
Source: Newsworks.org, May 22
The survey was conducted by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Dean James Hughes says that, while the state's economy is ...

NJ CEOs more bullish on state's business climate, executive survey finds
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 22
About a quarter of New Jersey CEOs think the state is a good place run or expand their business, according to results from the most recent C-Suite Survey, released today at the Rutgers Economic Policy Summit.

Survey: NJ businesses plan to spend, hire
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 22
The annual C-Suite Survey, conducted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, found that 35 percent of ...

Panelists tout positives as survey shows corporate concerns on regulations
Source: NJBIZ, May 22
... an economic policy summit unveiling the results of a CEO survey by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

CEOs give state better grades for business
Source: Burlington County Times/phillyBurbs.com, May 22
... released Tuesday at the Rutgers Economic Policy Summit in New Brunswick. ... of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, ..

More Men Entering Female-Dominated Fields
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, May 22
... occupations have been in steady decline,” said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

Missteps jeopardize license change
Source: Dailyrecord.com, May 21
The MVC's decisions have left Debbie Borie-Holtz, a professor at the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, scratching her head.

More college grads landing jobs, survey finds
Source: Tribune-Review, May 20
Time will tell whether this year starts a rebound to the level of the three years prior, when nearly three out of four graduates found jobs, said Carl Van Horn, ...

The United States Postal Service needs Congress to act!
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, May 20
 As the fate of the United States Postal Service hangs in the Congressional balance (why I am using that word--since "balance" is ...

Tax thy neighbor: A Q&A on NYC's proposed commuter tax
Source: NJ.com, May 20
Below, Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca explains why taxing thy neighbor ... A decade ago, Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca wrote an op-ed for The ...

As jobless rate falls, long-term unemployment benefits for many are ending
Source: Kansas City Star, May 18
On the flip side is Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Van Horn says the rules attached to receiving jobless benefits produce more aggressive job hunts, coupled with more job-hunting ...

'Iran must resolve its quarrel with the US'
Source: gulfnews.com, May 18
This is according to Iranian-American academic Dr Hooshang Amirahmadi whose ..... He joined Rutgers University in 1983 and has continued to teach there ...

New Jersey adds jobs in April, but unemployment rate up slightly as more people seek work
Source: Press of Atlantic City, May 17
The employment situation is perhaps not as bleak as last year when Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development published studies with titles such as “Out of Work and Losing Hope,” “Unfulfilled Expectations” and “Shattered ..

Job hunting looks bleak for 2012 grads
Source: Deseret News, May 17
Plus, graduates will be competing against previous graduates who are still unemployed or underemployed, Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center, told the Journal. Even if 2012 graduates were to find a career, their salary will be lower because ...

Signs Point to Rentals
Source: New York Times, May 17
“The decline in homeownership rates is really a correction of the housing bubble,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Will You Be More Successful Than Your Parents?
Source: New York Times (Economix blog), May 16
They are even more pessimistic about the prospects for their peers, according to a new survey of recent graduates from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Source: “Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates ...

Iran nuclear talks primed for failure
Source: Asia Times Online, May 16
By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahid Saless Factional infighting is becoming more apparent in Tehran, with potential to block any agreement that could break the impasse as the international meeting over Iran's nuclear program approaches.

Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates
Source: Golden Gate Xpress, May 15
Only about 50 percent of 2011 graduates held a steady job, with median starting salaries down about 10 percent at $27000, according to a study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

NJ revenues fall short in April
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 15
… rosy assumptions about the pace of the state’s economic recovery, said Joseph Seneca, an economics professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

College Seniors to Graduate with Brighter Job Prospects
Source: U.S. News University, May 15
Based on a new report from Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 49% of graduates from the classes of 2009 through 2011 landed a full-time position within a year of graduating. However, despite this number, …

A Howard University graduate looks ahead
Source: Washington Post, May 15
And Cliff Zukin, an author of the Rutgers study, called us the “postponed generation” in a New York Times article because graduates are living with parents ...

Regrets About College
Source: New York Times (blog), May 15
But while those recent graduates regret many things, having gone to college generally isn't one, according to new survey data from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. Iin online interviews conducted by Knowledge Networks in April ...

Tepid job market still hurting recent college graduates
Source: Kansas City Star, May 15
In fact, just over half of those graduates have found any full-time work, according to a Rutgers University report released Thursday. The report is certain to be unsettling to the 2012 graduates pouring off college campuses this month.

Coming soon to a Facebook newsfeed near you: 'cash mobs'
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 15
Joseph Seneca, a professor economics at Rutgers University, said cash mobs can give a significant injection of sales for New Jersey businesses that can help ...

NJ effort to reduce regulations cobbled by lack of construction
Source: NJBIZ, May 14
... tax climate and regulatory environment," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

NJ College Grads Plunge Into The Job Market [AUDIO]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, May 14
Carl Van Horn, the Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, says after reviewing the employment histories of college grads for the past 5 years “we found that just about half of them were able to find a full-time job – now, ...

Renowned scholar Diane Ravitch takes on public education 'reformers'
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, May 13
In Thursday's annual “Education Justice Lecture” jointly sponsored by the Education Law Center and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of ...

College Graduates, Expect a Lengthy Job Hunt
Source: Wall Street Journal, May 12
In a study released last week, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that recent graduates are taking a while to find work. Only 49% of graduates from the classes of 2009 to 2011 had found a full-time job ...

Rutgers grad has designs for our aging population
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, May 11
Angela Centellas, a Peru native from North Plainfield, will graduate from Rutgers University today with a degree in public health from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. / Photo courtesy of Rutgers University Angela Centellas ...

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full Time
Source: ABC News (blog), May 11
The survey by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development was based on a random sample of nationwide interviews with 444 people who graduated from college during the period. “Although many have had a full-time job since ...

Only half of recession-era college graduates have full-time jobs, Rutgers survey finds
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, May 11
The survey, called "Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession" and conducted by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, spoke to 444 people who graduated from college between 2006 and ...

Christie Vetoes Health Insurance Exchange
Source: NJ Spotlight, May 11
Center Director Joel Cantor said a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding the study, and that Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting has been ...

Recent college graduates face educational second thoughts
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11
Instead, they get to their senior year in college, and "they have that 'aha' moment," said public-policy professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers and co-author of the study "Chasing the ...

Rutgers Honors its Student Employees
Source: News from Rutgers, May 10
Brian Chang, a senior, won first place for his work with Sue Shapses, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Chang is responsible for training students and works on research in the lab. “Brian is an exceptional employee and student ...

Tepid job market still hurting recent college graduates
Source: Kansas City Star, May 10
“The cream of the crop of America's youth … believe the American dream of upward mobility may have stopped with them,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor and ...

Recent college graduates face educational second thoughts
Source: Chicago Tribune, May 10
Instead, they get to their senior year in college, and "they have that 'aha' moment," said public-policy professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers and co-author of the study "Chasing the ...

What Does A College Degree Really Get You In 2012?
Source: AOL Jobs, May 10
In fact, recent college grads are facing one of the most punishing job markets in recent history. According to a survey released Thursday by Rutgers, just 51 percent of all those who have graduated college since 2006

Recession hangover: New college grads still struggling to enter job market
Newsworks.org, May 10
(Butch Dill/AP Photo, file) Listen to NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller's interview with Carl Van Horn, Director of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. The recession that began in late 2007 officially ended in late ...

Temple grads undaunted by gloomy jobs outlook
Source: Newsworks.org (blog), May 10
"You're looking at that much debt, and very little in the way of job prospects," said Cliff Zuckin, one of the authors of a study released Thursday by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. "It's going to be a strain on a lot ...

College Grads Struggle To Gain Financial Footing
Source: NPR.org, May 10
"More come out with debt than come out with jobs," says Cliff Zukin, a senior research fellow with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Half of college grads can't find full-time work, study shows
Source: New York Daily News, May 10
And that's making them not only less optimistic but more concerned about job security and the like,” Carol Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for ...

Recession hangover: New college grads still struggling to enter job market
Source: Newsworks.org, May 10
Carl Van Horn, Director of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development joins NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller to discuss what ...

Half Of Recent College Graduates Lack Full-Time Job, Study Says
Source: Huffington Post, May 10
“The resilience of this year's and recent college graduates are being tested," said Carl Van Horn, a professor who directs Rutgers' Heldrich Center and a ...

Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession
Source: News from Rutgers, May 10
A new national survey by The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that a large percentage of recent college ...\

Princeton University Class snapshot: American Environmental History and Thought
Source: Princeton University, May 10
Instructors Deborah Popper and Frank Popper who are both visiting professors of civil and environmental engineering and at the Princeton Environmental ...

Love and fear of wild things: The child in Maurice Sendak
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 9
 “Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.” So say the wild things to Max in "Where the Wild Things Are". But Max went and so, this week, did Maurice Sendak, his creator. Many hearts are breaking, for Sendak gave so …

Building Communities to Keep the Generations Together
Source: News from Rutgers, May 9
... this month from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ... and transferred to Rutgers in her sophomore year to study biology.

The Murky Ethics (and Crystal-Clear Economics) of the Unpaid Internship
Source: The Atlantic, May 9
Less than 50% of students graduating between 2009 and 2011 found a full-time job within a year of finishing school, according to the John J. Heldrich Center ...

New Graduates Poised to Enter a Harsher World Than Expected
Source: LoanSafe, May 8
Nevertheless, Carl Van Horn, an employment policy expert at Rutgers University and co-author of a recent study on jobs for college graduates, said he sees reason for optimism. “I believe what 2012 graduates should expect is better than the last couple ...

More NJ Residents Unemployed Than Meets The Eye
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, May 8
“Most of them were either over age 65 and nearing retirement, so while they may want to keep working, they really can't find a job or under age 25, just coming out of college and struggling to find work,” said Carl Van Horn, director of Heldrich Center ...

Most graduates struggle to find work
Source: Deseret News, May 8
In fact, recent college graduates are taking their time to find work, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

In New Jersey, a debate over competing tax-cut plans, and whether any of them would help
Source:Philadelphia Inquirer, May 7
But that might not be a bad thing, says Joseph J. Seneca, an economics professor at Rutgers University. "New Jersey is very dependent on high-income earners ...

For Most Graduates, Grueling Job Hunt Awaits
Source: Wall Street Journal, May 7
SECOND, the class of 2012 faces tougher competition thanks to what Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center, calls "the recession hangover." Young adults who graduated into the dire labor market of 2008 and 2009 and have been out of work or ...

Job hiring slowed in April, new report shows
Source: Asbury Park Press, May 5
Economists had been expecting the economy to add 160000 jobs, but James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said he thinks some of Friday's generally negative reaction to the job ...

The 20 best internships (one pays nearly $7000 a month!)
Source: Los Angeles Times, May 4
A study last year by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University found that students who had internship experience earned a median salary that was $6680 ...

Regulation at the state level (audio available)
Source: NPR Marketplace, May 3
... Stuart Shapiro teaches politics and regulation at Rutgers. He says almost every state is doing some kind of regulatory reform. A trend that’s snowballed over the past 10 years...

Social networking and organ donation: A connection to save lives
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, May 3
The potential of social networking for improving lives, indeed, for saving lives, has yet to be fully appreciated until this ...

NJPP Board Member Roland Anglin Named New Director of Rutgers’ Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies
Source: New Jersey Policy Perspective, May 2
NJPP board member Dr. Roland Anglin has been named the new director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University's ...

Dr. Roland V. Anglin Named Director of Cornwall Center at Rutgers-Newark
Source: News from Rutgers, May 2
Anglin comes to the Cornwall Center from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers-New Brunswick where he was Faculty Fellow ...

Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker; Paul Ryan and the Path to Propensity
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), May 1
Unemployed men vying for jobs at the American Legion Employment Bureau in Los Angeles during the Great ...

Experience? For a young job-seeker, that'll work
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, May 1
"When employers are faced with a competitive job process, one of the ways they can distinguish is by having someone who already has that proven work ethic," said Professor Carl Van Horn, Rutgers University professor of public policy.

April
Three Million College Grads Looking for Jobs, One Million Jobs Available, Be the One-in-the-Million!
Source: MarketWatch, April 30
According to a 2011 study by Rutgers University WORKTRENDS, just 53 percent of recent college graduates are employed full-time. How can you be the one-in-the-million to find work? The job search process must include a motivational mindset that is a ...

Lowering the annual tax bill: As American as APPLE pie
Source: NJ.com, April 30
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices While I appreciate the quality, design and superb functioning of my Mac laptop computer, I'm starting to question the cost of ...

Job prospects improve slightly for this year's college grads
Source: Newsworks.org, April 30
An improving economy and increased recruiting activity on college campuses point to better odds for college grads, according to Carl Van Horn, director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. He cautions, though, that it may take a while to ...

Need for IT beats demand for other STEM jobs (requires subscription)
Crain's Cleveland Business, April 27
Dr. Salzman — a senior faculty fellow in the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University — said when industries lack people with ...

Roundabout in Works for West Cape May
Source: Cape May County Herald, April 27
In 2009, students from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University created a 164-page document and a PowerPoint presentation covering the sustainability of West Cape May in the future.

Value of health insurance hard to determine, experts say
Source: NJBIZ, April 27
According to Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy, while the state's MLR system for the individual and small-group ...

Check not in mail? How NY can help freelancers get paid
Source: New York Daily News, April 27
A sobering 2010 study by Rutgers economist William Rodgers showed that self-employed New Yorkers lost an estimated $4.7 billion to client nonpayment in 2009. Rodgers' study showed that in a given year, more than 300000 New York freelancers were stiffed ...

Gateway Tunnel Could Bring Direct Train Service from North Jersey to NYC (video)
Source: NJ Today, April 26
Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit and Founding Director of the Voorhees Transportation Center Martin Robins spoke with NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider about the proposal. For more news in New Jersey, visit NJ Today at ...

Making the Case for Historic Preservation: Online Competition Leverages Younger and Would Be Preservationists
Source: Huffington Post, April 26
According to Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research, in 2009 and 2010 historic rehabilitation created more than 145000 new jobs.

Fair promotes safe bicycling in city, campus
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 26
The Rutgers University Student Assembly's Bicycling Committee teamed up with Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein (WB3), Bicycle Graduate Student Association and ...

20 years later, John Forester's 'Effective Cycling' to be re-published
Source: BikePortland.org, April 25
Interestingly, MIT Press is also coming out with City Cycling, a new book by noted researcher John Pucher who argues via academic research and other writing for separated bike infrastructure. In fact, Pucher and Forester have had some interesting ...

The United States Post Office: Service or Business
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 25
United State Post Office Morris Street Morristown. As expected the post office overhaul is being ...

Facing the Storm: A Buffalo (News) Roundup!
Source: Independent Lens Blog, April 24
To celebrate Earth Day, we ask, “Where do the buffalo roam?” Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison (airing April 26, check local listings) follows the ...

Return of NYC commuter tax could aid NJ employers, say economists
Source: NJBIZ, April 24
According to James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in the short term, the 0.45 percent ...

The Workplace: The New Frontier for Boomers?
Source: Stay Thirsty Media, April 24
Overall, the 2.7 million new jobs created since the recession's end are described as “poor quality” by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at ...

Professors reflect on last month's NJ job losses
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 24
... percent unemployment rate, has alarmed experts like Joseph Seneca, economics professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

NJ transportation borrowing reaches a roadblock
Source: The Trentonian, April 23
Robert Noland, director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said the low gas tax and climbing bond payments have meant less money available for the state's deteriorating infrastructure. “The money is going to projects in the ...

NJ transportation borrowing reaches a roadblock
Source: The Trentonian, April 23
Robert Noland, director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said the low gas tax and climbing bond payments have meant less money available for the state's deteriorating infrastructure. “The money is going to projects in the ...

Johnson & Johnson outgoing CEO touts company credo
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 23
The 63-year-old Weldon spoke as part of a day-long event on the state of workforce diversity at Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

New Jersey Town Bets Big on PATH
Source: Wall Street Journal, April 22
... people who are close to New York," said Stuart Meck, an associate research professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

The Vatican, the bishops, nuns and the people: Whither the church?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), April 22
Women religious founded hospitals to care for the sick and injured, often those who could find no care elsewhere.

Bad Economy Puts Obama In Tight Spot With Young Voters
Source: ABC News, April 20
... a political science professor at Rutgers' University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, about young people's economic situation.

Rutgers Economist Predicts 2012 Will See Strongest Recovery (video)
Source: NJ Today, April 22
It serves as a sort of economic report card for the state. Dr. Nancy Mantell, Director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, put the report together and sat down with NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider to discuss her findings.

Strong government hiring counters jobs losses in NJ private sector
Source: NJBIZ, April 19
According to James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, March was the worst month in terms ...

NJ loses 8600 jobs in March
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 19
"Today's job report for New Jersey was just plain ugly," Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca said. "Almost all the private sector employment gains of the first ...

Benches on the Nevius Street Bridge to bear the names of Raritan Borough donors
Source: NJ.com, April 19
Late last year, graduate students from Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy presented a comprehensive plan for the area, including a small ...

Recession Over In NJ – Who To Believe
Source: NJ 101.5 News, April 19
According to our recent report Nancy Mantell Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service says that our economy hasdecisively come out of the recession but ...

May 22: C-Suite Survey Results to be Revealed at New Jersey Economic Policy Summit
Source: RealEstateRama, April 19
The event will bring together key New Jersey stakeholders to review the results of the hallmark “C-Suite Survey” conducted by the Bloustein School.

New Jersey's employment outlook pushed back to 10 years for return to pre-recession levels
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 19
The long-term forecast issued by Rutgers yesterday claims good news, that the state is "decisively" ... Another Rutgers economics professor, Joseph Seneca, ...

Continuing modest economic recovery seen for New Jersey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19
... continuing problems in the US and global economies, including rising oil prices, the federal budget deficit, and the housing downturn, will keep the state's comeback modest, said Nancy H. Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service.

Experts forecast New Jersey's fiscal climate
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 19
“The economy is really growing this time, still slowly, but we do expect an increase in jobs in the state,” said Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers ...

Rutgers Economist Predicts 2012 Will See Strongest Recovery
Source: NJ Today, April 18
Dr. Nancy Mantell, Director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, put the report together and sat down with NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider to ...

A vibrant Boston needs major avenues for bikes
Source: Boston Globe, April 18
“A bicycle track down Massachusetts Avenue would be perfect, just perfect,” said urban planner John Pucher of Rutgers University. “It would connect Harvard ...

NJ economy more robust, but continues to trail national recovery
Source: NJBIZ, April 18
It had been sort of meandering along, but at this point it's growing decisively," said Rutgers economist Nancy H. Mantell. Mantell said she has seen recent ...

Rutgers economist: Recession over but recovery will be modest
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 18
... Rutgers economist Nancy H. Mantell said today at a semiannual economic conference. Mantell predicted that the state's average unemployment rate, ...

Rutgers Forecast: New Jersey 'Decisively' Comes out of Recession but Still Trails Nation in Several Economic Indicators
Source: News from Rutgers, April 18
James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, reviewed national economic trends while University Professor and ...

Tight job market squeezes the young
Source: Press Herald, April 18
Said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University: "This 10- to 15-year period is a wrenching ...

Bike Sharing Systems Aren't Trying to Peddle for Profit
Source: U.S. News and World Report, April 17
... dues and whatever fees you pay for a trip," says John Pucher, professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Study Says Building Bike Lanes Encourages Biking
Source: Boise Weekly, April 17
In a new study in the journal Transport Policy, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher suggest that cities might actually be able to influence how many cyclists are on the road. Perhaps all they have to do is—and this shouldn't come as a huge surprise—build ...

What comes first: the bicyclists or the bike lanes? And who can prove it?
Source: OregonLive.com (blog), April 17
Rutger's researchers Ralph Buehler and John Pucher found that cities with well-planned bike routes and bike lanes have had by far the most success in getting commuters on their bikes, thus improving the environment and health.

Young workers struggle to enter the job market
Source: Lexington Herald Leader, April 17
... and young people are caught in the middle," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Back On The Rise In The U.S.
Source: ThinkProgress, April 17
In a new study in the journal Transport Policy, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher suggest that cities might actually be able to influence how many ...

Opinion: The Embattled Individual Mandate
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 17
By Joel C. Cantor, in Opinion | Anyone with even a passing interest in healthcare or politics knows that the so-called individual health ...

Want more bikers? Build more bike lanes.
Source: Washington Post, April 15
((Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)) But in a new study (pdf) in the journal Transport Policy, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher suggest that cities ...

Tough to read the tea leaves of budget
Source: NJBIZ, April 16
Joseph Seneca, an economist with Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said Steindel and the state face a challenge in ...

Gov. Christie urges residents to vote down towns that try to 'get around' property tax cap...
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 16
... their power appropriately to not require that they go out there," said Ray Caprio, a professor of public administration at Rutger's Bloustein school.

Local government can learn about improving streets, bicycle safety during Complete Streets workshops
Source: NJ.com, April 14
The first workshop in a series of 12 will be held Thursday at the Rutgers Voorhees Transportation Center/Bloustein School in New Brunswick.

Alternative options for unemployed graduates
Source: Reesenews, April 13
By Kathryn Carlson According to a study conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in 2011, 53 percent of students that graduated ...

Bill Weldon, Johnson & Johnson CEO, anchors State of Workforce Diversity event
Source: Examiner.com, April 13
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is based at the Edward J. Bloustein ... The Heldrich Center is a research and policy center devoted to ...

Mercer County gains momentum with solid job growth in 2011
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, April 13
... pace” though steep unemployment remains, said Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Beat Student Debt Blues: Get a Job Pre-Diploma
Source: Fox Business, April 12
Students of all majors can enhance their marketability and decrease their default risk by sharpening skills that all employers look for, such as critical thinking, communication and quantitative reasoning, says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. …

Transportation Services urge crosswalk safety
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 12
... to educate pedestrians and motorists about the law can cut down on misconduct, said Leigh Ann Von Hagen, a senior research specialist at the Voorhees Transportation Center..

Robert L. Barchi Named 20th President of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Source: News from Rutgers, April 11
Izzo also praised the presidential search committee for its efforts. ... Vice Chair Linda Stamato, co-director of Rutgers’ Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy – received more ...

R/ECON Conference on April 18 a Smorgasbord of Facts and Stats
Source: News from Rutgers, April 11
Professor Karl “Chip” Case is a founding partner of the real estate research ... James W. Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School, will speak about national ...

Generation Y Finds Diminishing Returns on Promises for Future
Source: LoanSafe, April 10
In fact, a recent survey reveals that only half of recent college graduates are in jobs that require a college education, according to Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Hot Topic: Is America Turning into a Freelance Nation? Rutgers economist eyes changes in employment landscape as workers opt for the independent life
Source: Rutgers Today, April 2
Rutgers Today recently featured an interview with Heldrich Center Chief Economist and Professor William M. Rodgers III on how the growing phenomenon of ...

Healthcare in America: The United States Supreme Court and the Social State
Source: NJ.com, April 10
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices “When they think they have a substantial risk of incurring high medical bills, they'll buy insurance, like the rest of us.

Report Disputes Christie's Basis for Halting Tunnel
Source: New York Times, April 10
Martin E. Robins, the founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University and an early director of the ARC project, ...

Patient-Centered Care: Helping Cure NJ's Primary Physician Shortage
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 10
Joel Cantor, director for the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy said "the reimbursement system is skewed toward specialty care, leaving primary care at ...

Foreclosures Still Climbing For NJ Commercial Properties
Source: WNYC, April 9
... of this is due to short-term mortgages coming due,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.

Finding their niche: State pushes companies, workers to take advantage of funding for jobs training
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 9
Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers University business professor and head of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Center, has been surveying the ...

Angels Sought for NJ's Emerging Technologies
Source: NJ Spotlight, April 9
... according to Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Car-pooling in North Jersey can save cash, but it's not for everybody
Source: NorthJersey.com, April 8
Devajyoti Deka, a researcher at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said while rising gas prices often prompt people to take public ...

Secaucus seeks fairer system
Souce: The Hudson Reporter, April 8
Michael Gonnelli The study is being prepared under the leadership of Dr. David Listokin, who heads the institute at Rutgers. The NJMC and Listokin met with ...

Politicians, artists meet in Newark to discuss how 'Arts Build Communities’
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 5
ABC offers a professional certificate program through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and community couching to civic and ...

Female leader encourages political interest, participation
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 5
Paula Lawrence, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy senior, said she strongly admires Cino's determination. “That's how she achieved ...

Students share research findings on Asian-American studies
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 5
Usman Khan, who graduated from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in January, shared his research on physicians' knowledge ...

Complete Streets program encourages walkers, cyclists (account required)
Source: New Jersey Herald, April 5
Charles Brown, of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, said the first New Jersey Complete Streets policy was adopted by Montclair in October 2009.

NJ Economy Poised For Growth First Half Of 2012, Report Shows
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, April 4
“New Jersey has shown a very strong beginning to 2012,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers New ...

206 Bypass Project Paves Way for 'Main Street'
Source: Patch.com, April 4
According to James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, it's an example of the types of development that will become ...

Divided again: The United State Supreme Court, Albert W. Florence and the Fourth Amendment
Source: NJ.com, April 4
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices The United States Supreme Court decided Florence v. County of Burlington, No. 10-945, this week, 5 to 4, and so allows officials ...

Building Boom Shaped Current Bypass Project
Source: Patch.com, April 3
That is the assessment of Dean James W. Hughes and professor Joseph Seneca of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in their 2004 study called, “The beginning of the end of sprawl?'' “The major dynamics that led to these ...

Professor gives insight to energy's rising costs
Source: RU Daily Targum, April 3
The lecture, hosted by the Rutgers Energy Institute and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on Monday, was the fourth in its series that aims to bring the global influence of energy to University students.

As society shifts gears, drivers cut back
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, April 1
... dean of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ... His view is shared by Erich Muehlegger, a public policy professor at Harvard's ...


March
Diminishing Returns
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 31, 2012 -
... the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, .... jobs that require a college education, according to Carl Van Horn, director of ...

Unemployment rates in region stay constant as people remain out of work longer
Source: Press of Atlantic City, March 31
This is particularly the case with older workers who may face hurdles finding a job, said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. “You have this crisis of very, very long term unemployed ...

West Windsor mall rearranges its floor plan to add four eateries, furniture and apparel stores
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, March 30
“Certainly eating out has bounced back as the recession recedes into the past,” James W. Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said yesterday. Restaurants, he said, are more attractive ...

Poll: N.J. voters want Gov. Christie's help in finding lower-cost health insurance
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 29
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for Health Policy at Rutgers University, said he supports the health exchange concept and lamented how election-year politics has tainted everything connected to the federal law. "It's really politicized these very ...

Poll: N.J. voters want Gov. Christie's help in finding lower-cost health insurance
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 29
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for Health Policy at Rutgers University, said he supports the health exchange concept and lamented how election-year politics has tainted everything connected to the federal law. "It's really politicized these very ...

Preserving Route 66 is a Good Investment for the Future
Source: 4-traders, March 28
The study was directed by Rutgers University professor David Listokin of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and was carried out between 2008 and 2011 in collaboration with the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor ...

Taking steps toward a cleaner Raritan River
Source: Sayreville Suburban, March 28
Dr. Judy Shaw, a senior research associate at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy and the director of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, was glad to hear about the new grant. "To restore the quality of the waters of ...

Supreme Court Takes Up the Health Care Law and the Individual Mandate
Source: Word on the Shore, March 28
... Joel C. Cantor, director of Rutgers' Center for State Health Policy and a professor of public policy, explains the issues the court will consider, components of the ...

NJ Public Health panel looks into Obamacare
Source: RU Daily Targum, March 27
David Henry, a part-time lecturer in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the act is controversial because it lacks a public option. "A public safety net is [needed] for the people. [Another issue] is how much is insurance ...

Port Authority officials ask Obama administration to raise roadbed of Bayonne Bridge
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 26
Martin Robins, a senior fellow at Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, said fast-tracking can be a "discomforting process" for environmentalists, planners and the public because, by definition, it allows less time for study and ...

Supreme Court hearing Health Care Law and individual mandate arguments
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, March 26
Joel C. Cantor, director of Rutgers' Center for State Health Policy and a professor of public policy, explains the issues the court will consider, components of the law, and what's at stake if it's struck down. Rutgers Today: What issues will the ...

Pam Hasegawa Phenomenal Woman
Source: The StarLedger | NJ Voices (Blog by Linda Stamato) Pam Hasegawa Morristown.
I began Women's History Month with a national figure Barbara Jordan and I ...

As US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on health care bill, industry says it's already reformed
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 25
This has been something of a wake-up call," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. Aetna, the state's second-largest health insurance company, said it was moving forward with innovations such as "accountable care ...

Hot Topic: Supreme Court Takes Up the Health Care Law and the Individual Mandate
Source: News from Rutgers, March 23
Joel C. Cantor, director of Rutgers' Center for State Health Policy and a professor of public policy, explains the issues the court will consider, ...

New Jersey job figures show slow but steady growth, economists say
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 23
In terms of numbers of private sector jobs the state may add this year, gains could exceed 50000, said James Hughes, dean of Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Bloustein Students Map Bicycle Hazards in New Brunswick
Source: Patch.com, March 22
By Jennifer Bradshaw Bicycle riding conditions in New Brunswick may soon improve, due to the work of a team of students at Rutgers. The Edward J. Bloustein ...

Tax Forms Offer 'Check-Offs' to Support Cancer Research
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 21
A study by the Bloustein School at Rutgers found researchers obtained an additional $10 for every $1 of commission grants from 1998 to 2004.

Mass layoffs up in NJ last year, account for 66K unemployment filings
Source: NJBIZ, March 20
Joseph J. Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Public Policy, said the layoff numbers should be considered alongside other ...

The New Jersey Experience: Do Insurance Reforms Unravel Without An Individual Mandate?
Source: Kaiser Health News, March 20
... to turn away anybody with health problems – these people would be uninsured," says Joel Cantor, one of the lead authors on that Health Affairs study.

Funding for Northeast Corridor Line Vital To Rail System
Source: NJ Today, March 20
Voorhees Transportation Center Founding Director Martin Robins spoke with NJToday Managing Editor Mike Schneider about issues along NJ Transit's Northeast ...

Why do Melburnians cycle more than Sydneysiders?
Source: Blog Crikey, March 18
It was undertaken by John Pucher of Rutgers University, Jan Garrard from Deakin University and Stephen Greaves from the University of Sydney.

Support the public interest: Save the United States Postal Service
Source: NJ.com, March 20
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Plans For 46-Unit Development On Kinderkamack Advance
Source: Patch.com, March 16
At that time, David Listokin, a professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research of Rutgers University, estimated that the development would add about nine ...

Maryland raises $84 million to invest in tech startups
Source: Baltimore Sun, March 15
"I think it's really amazing," said Julia Sass Rubin, a developmental finance professor at Rutgers University who closely follows states' economic ...

Stop the Violence in Atlantic County works on forming Atlantic City-Pleasantville board sponsored by Stockton
Source: Press of Atlantic City, March 15
A memorandum of agreement will be signed with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, which helps implement ...

Developers of marijuana center stress openness
Source: Shore News Today, March 14
T. Patrick Hill, a senior policy fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a clinical research ethics ...

Decision Time: Health Insurance Exchange Act Comes Up for Vote
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 14
Joel Cantor, director of the RCSHP, estimated that 320000 New Jerseyans will be eligible for subsidies to help them afford to buy coverage from the exchange ...

NJ, NY lawmakers to hold joint hearing on Port Authority's 'lack of accountability'
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 13
Martin Robins, a former Port Authority official who is a senior policy fellow at Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, downplayed the ...

Opinion: Active or Passive, That Is the Question
Source: NJ Spotlight, March 12
By Joel C. Cantor, in Opinion | But is it the right question? The current version of the "New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act" under ...

America needs to change tack on handling Iran
Source: gulfnews.com, March 12
By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahidsaless, Christian Science Monitor ... and director of the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University.

Bill places 'trust' back in Trust Fund
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 11
... was formed to keep watch over how the states Transportation Trust Fund money ... director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and ...

Do more bikeways mean more commuting by bicycle?
Source: The Urbanist/Crikey, March 11
... by new research just published by arguably the world's leading researchers on cycling, Ralph Buelher and John Pucher (I've cited their work before).

The Land-Grant Colleges: Educating a People, Building a Nation
Source: NJ.com, March 11
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices Curious this recent attack on higher education—questioning its value and whether its affordability matters--just as we are ...

Was Sen. Barbara Buono bullied off anti-bullying bill?
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, March 11
Alan Rosenthal, a public policy professor at Rutgers and a foremost expert on state legislatures, has turned his attention to the executive branch.

Economic recovery leaps forward thanks to job gains
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 9
“It's a strong beginning to 2012,” said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca. “We've now had three months in a row of over 200000 private-sector jobs ...

Unemployment Report: The Jobless Mount Comeback, But Face Long Road Ahead
Source: Huffington Post, March 9
... ever," said Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers University who has spent years researching what happens to workers who lost jobs during the ...

Mary Tillinghast comes back to New Jersey
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), March 9
 Matt Rainey (NY Times)Windows by Mary Tillinghast in St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan will be reinstalled at St. Peter€™s ...

NJ Assembly Bill Encourages Hiring Of Long-Term Unemployed
Source: CBS New York, March 8
“It’s well-intentioned. We certainly need to be thinking about how we get more New Jerseyans back into the workplace,” said Carl Vanhorn, director of workforce development at the Heldrich Center at Rutgers University. “And of course, ...

Sex scandals, prostitutes and other shortcomings
Source: Diamondback Online, March 8
But Alan Rosenthal, a political science professor at Rutgers University, recently proclaimed Maryland as an "ethics model" for the rest of the states in the ...

It seems harder today to make a college degree pay off
Source: Borderzine, March 8
According to a survey of 571 recent college graduates by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers published by the New York Times, about 14 percent of those who ...

NJ's January figures best since pre-recession
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 8
Joseph Seneca, an economist and professor at Rutgers University, called the report "a strong start for the new year," but added that downward revisions to ...

To avoid war with Iran, Obama must change his tone and strike a deal
Source: Now Lebanon, March 8
Hooshang Amirahmadi is a professor and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University and president of the American Iranian Council ...

Officials say assistance with tax sharing appreciated, but formula needs revamp
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 8
Karrow said David Listokin, a professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, has been authorized to run several models on the ...

Continental Airlines brand flies away
Source: NorthJersey.com, March 7
No big deal, says Rutgers University Professor Joseph J. Seneca. "This event will recede very quickly from memory," he said. "The landscape is littered with ...

Altered paths
Source: Princeton Alumni Weekly, March 7
... by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, ... Great Recession," Rutgers professor Cliff Zukin said in releasing the report.

Business and the Psychology of Recessions
Source: LarsonAllen LLP blog, March 6
“This is a society-wide experience,” says Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University and the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for ..

Where the Buffalo Roam
Source: Creative Journeys, March 5
New Jersey sociologists Frank and Deborah Popper first introduced the concept known as the Buffalo Commons back in 1987 arguing that the best use for the ...

Manufacturer brings work back from China to Lakewood
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 5
“There is a nascent movement to bring some manufacturing back from China,” said economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

William Carlos Williams, the poet of Rutherford
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices, March 4
Poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, and physician, William Carlos Williams was born in New Jersey, a first-generation immigrant ...

Laid off workers are finding new jobs, but they often pay far less than previous positions
Source: Plain Dealer, March 3
... and Losing Hope: the Misery and Bleak Expectations of American Workers," by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Rutgers' Bloustein School Produces People who Keep the State Running
Source: News from Rutgers, March 2
James W. Hughes, longtime Bloustein dean, has watched his school put its distinctive stamp on such diverse fields as housing, transportation, ...

Maryland an ethics 'model,' professor says
Source: Baltimore Sun (blog), March 2
Alan Rosenthal, a political science professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, told the Senate's Special Committee on Ethics Reform that in spite of the impression left by scandals such as the one that led to the censure last month of Sen. …

Rutgers Graduate Witnessing History Unfold in Myanmar
Source: News from Rutgers, March 2
... and a Rutgers graduate has a front-row seat. Zafrin Chowdhury, a 2003-2004 Hubert Humphrey Fellow with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Lt. Gov. Guadagno visits Perth Amboy cheese company
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, March 1
In fact, 2011 was the best private-sector job growth year in New Jersey since 2000, according to Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca.


February
The public costs of power brokers
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 29
 A notable piece of news in today's Star Ledger having to do with yet another important discovery by New Jersey's state ...

RU Biking? Join Rutgers students this Friday in New Brunswick for a bike safety mapping project
Source: The Jersey Journal - NJ.com, February 29
This initiative is organized by students from "Community Mapping," an undergraduate Bloustein class at Rutgers University. The meetup will be in front of ...

Advocates Demand Better Safety for Bikes, Pedestrians
Source: Patch.com, February 28
The conference, held at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, was organized by the New Jersey Bike and Walk ...

Rutgers Initiative Helps Keep Artistic Talent in New Jersey Communities
Source: PressZoom, February 28
Arts Builds Communities, an initiative housed at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, arms civic leaders with team-building skills ...

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Now Operating Under $3.49 million Grant from US Department of Transportation
Source: PR Newswire, February 27
The federal grant will be matched with funds from local departments of transportation and other sources. Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and ...

Senate Hears Bill on Health Insurance Exchange
Source: NJ Spotlight, February 27
"This does not strike me as very heavy handed," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, which is helping to design the ...

Bikers, legislators address safety issues at annual summit
Source: RU Daily Targum, February 27
Speaking to a near-capacity auditorium at the University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Mayor James Cahill said the city is ...

Bikes on trains hot topic at NJ cyclists summit
Source: Press of Atlantic City, February 26
... biking enthusiasts who participated in the New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit held Saturday at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.

NJ merchants say online-only businesses like Amazon have an unfair advantage
Source: Asbury Park Press, February 26
... to zoom to $310 million by 2015, according to a study last year by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Bicyclists press NJ Transit to reverse policy on train access
Source: NorthJersey.com, February 26
... one of 150 biking enthusiasts that participated in the New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.

Towns look to cycle, walk to prosperity
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 25
... Public Policy at Rutgers University, the event was organized by the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center.

US must drop the donkey policy
Source: Asia Times Online, February 25
By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahidsaless In the growing war .... Hooshang Amirahmadi is a professor at Rutgers University and President of the ...

How Lawmakers Lost Their Sense Of Shame
Source: NPR, February 24
Alan Grayson and Anthony Weiner lost their seats over the past year or so, ... Alan Rosenthal, a veteran observer of state legislative behavior at Rutgers ...

Seniors Stay On Track Working Longer
Source: Investor's Business Daily, February 24
... workforce," said Carl Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?
Source: The Atlantic Cities, February 24
Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech and John Pucher of Rutgers analyzed a new batch of 2008 data on bike lanes (that is, on-road routes) and bike paths (off-road ...

Energy Institute sets out plan for local initiatives
Source: RU Daily Targum, February 24
Frank Felder, the director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy, speaks about the “smart grid” and its future plans yesterday at the ...

NJ Grads Crushed with Debt as Student Loan Debt Outpaces Credit Card Debt Nationwide
Source: New Jersey 101.5, February 23
James Hughes, dean of the Edward Bloustein school of planning and public policy at Rutgers, said the problem has gotten worse for many families across the ...

Climate change is real, and here
Source: Guest blog at NJ.com, February 23
Rutgers University recently hosted a workshop to examine the climate's "new ... James W. Hughes is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

NJ Gas Prices Headed Towards $4 A Gallon
Source: Lakewood Local, February 23
... so higher prices mean that may cut spending elsewhere, said Rutgers economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

Revenue increase NJ budget counts on is possible, experts say
Source: Newsworks.org, February 22
Rutgers University economist Joe Seneca said the revenue projection is possible as long as increasing gas prices or some global crisis does not derail the ...

Adapting to Climate Change Now
Source: News from Rutgers, February 21
The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance is led by Jeanne Herb, a research program administrator at the Bloustein School, and Marjorie Kaplan, ...

Gov. Christie unveils plans for 10 percent tax cut in budget address
Source: Newsworks.org, February 21
Rutgers economist Joe Seneca tells WHYY reporter Emma Jacobs Christie has already set the scene by reining in the state's spending.

Annual Bike/Ped Summit to be Held at Rutgers' Bloustein School
Source: News from Rutgers, February 21
This year's summit is being held in cooperation with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Register now for New Jersey Bike/Walk Summit
Source: Examiner.com, February 21
It opens at 8:45 am at the Voorhees Transportation Center, 33 Livingston St., New Brunswick, with the city's mayor James Cahill welcoming delegates.

Register now for New Jersey Bike/Walk Summit
Source: Examiner.com, February 20
It opens at 8:45 am at the Voorhees Transportation Center, 33 Livingston St., New Brunswick, with the city's mayor James Cahill welcoming delegates.

Union Township sees a nearly complete shift in its racial and ethnic makeup
Source: NJ.com, February 19
"Years ago, this town was 95 percent German-American," Mayor Jim Florio said. ... J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Anthony Shadid: Witness to history
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 19
“…a poet, but first and foremost an incomparable witness.” Bill Keller, former editor, New York Times Anthony Shadid (September ...

“Red Tails” and Rutgers: A salute to the University's Tuskegee Airmen and to the Rutgers Oral History Archives
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 19
Rutgers Oral History ArchivesRutgers Professor, William Neal Brown (center, floor), served with the Tuskegee Airmen during World ...

Second installment of 'Union County Means Business' planned in Summit
Source: Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com, February 17
... Ph.D., of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and Carl E. Van Horn, Ph.D., of the John J. Heldrich Center ...

Atlantic City, Pleasantville officials pleased with progress on forming board to fight violence
Source: Press of Atlantic City, February 17
... said Roland Anglin, of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, which helps implement the planning boards.

Is America Overworked?
Source: The Fiscal Times, February 16
... than in Europe, says Carl van Horn, director of Rutgers University's Heldrich .... than in Europe, says Carl van Horn, director of Rutgers University's Heldrich ...

Searching for America's Forgotten Jobless
Source: BusinessWeek, February 16
More than half the long-term unemployed are pessimistic about finding a job in the near future, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Economy moving forward; job deficits remain
Source: NorthJersey.com, February 16
"We are moving forward, but there are still steep employment deficits and skepticism about recovery," said Dr. James Hughes, Dean of The Bloustein School …

For Newark City Council, a fat budget in lean times
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 12
"That's pretty astounding," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Capitalism, democracy and the good society
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 12
A fundamental assumption—with good evidence to support it—holds that free-market capitalism and democracy go hand in hand to ...

Officials act to thwart violence in the streets
Source: Shore News Today, February 10
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy has agreed to begin working with Pleasantville and Atlantic City , she said, noting that valuable ...

Sen. Menendez touts federal transit bill in Ridgewood
Source: NorthJersey.com, February 9
Representatives from the National Transit Institute, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group took the podium ...

Young, Underemployed and Optimistic
Source: Pew Social and Demographic Trends, February 9
1998 data are from a survey conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis, University of Connecticut, and the Heldrich Center at Rutgers ...

Senate Joint Economic Committee Committee Hearing
Source: Insurance News Net, February 8
A recent survey and corresponding report by the John J. Heldrich Center for ... According to the Heldrich Center report, the unemployed participated in ...

New Jersey Resources Announces Strong Fiscal 2012 First-Quarter Earnings
Source: MarketWatch, February 7
According to a study by the Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the "Economic Impacts of Energy Infrastructure Investments," ...

Opinion: A Tale of Two ACOs
Source: NJ Spotlight, February 7
By Joel C. Cantor, February 7, 2012 in Opinion | It is the hottest new acronym in healthcare – ACO – or accountable care organization.

Ethics, insider trading and the US Congress
Source: NJ.com, February 6
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices Time to catch up with developments on the “inside-the-Beltway special,” or, to be precise, insider trading by members of Congress ...

As new NJ Legislative session dawns, lawmakers push old bills
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, February 6
"Some things take years and then finally pass," said Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal, an expert on state legislatures.

Homeless Death Shines A Light On Growing Problem
Source: 92.7 WOBM, February 6
Dr. Robert Burchell (Center for Urban Policy Research) ... Burchell says both the homeless and advocates need to cooperate with officials and warns if this ...

Barbara Jordan: A great American
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 6
 “A spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers…when bitterness and self-interest seem to prevail, ...

Hot Topics: Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood
Source: News from Rutgers, February 4
Hill is the former executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, teaches at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

The Crisis of Over-education for Under-educated Jobs in the Workplace
Source: Workplace Ethics, February 3
"They are a postponed generation," said Cliff Zukin, an author of the Heldrich Center study. He noted that recent graduates seemed to be living with parents ...

U.S. jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, February 3
“This is a strong report from start to finish,” Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. “Nationally, the labor market is accelerating, ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure did what?
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), February 1
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the well-known advocate for breast cancer awareness, research and support of women's health--and ...


January
The 2012 Presidential Race: Rutgers Research Goes Beyond Politcal Rhetoric
Source: News From Rutgers, January 31
Throughout this election season, Rutgers has been at the center of original research ... and chief economist at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ... Carl Van Horn is a professor of public policy and director of the John J. ...

Maurice Sendak, John Paul Stevens and Stephen Colbert
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 31
When comedians take on a subject, you know it's serious. But, with Stephen Colbert, it's also great good fun.

Menendez: Bipartisan Senate Transit Bill Will Deliver NJ over $62 Million More Per Year
Source: ParamusPost.com, January 30
Increased Funding for the National Transit Institute at Rutgers (NTI) [$5million]. NTI provides training, education, and clearinghouse services in support ...

What Sweden can teach us about nuclear waste
Source: Washington Post, January 28
As Michael Greenberg of Rutgers has found, public opinion on nuclear waste follows an odd pattern. The people who live close to proposed waste sites are ...

The economy is moving forward, but job deficits remain nationally and statewide
Source: RealEstateRama, January 27
... but there are still steep employment deficits and skepticism about recovery,” said Dr. James Hughes, Dean of The Bloustein School at Rutgers University.

Institutional Capital Flows Back to Jersey
Source: GlobeSt.com, January 25
“The recovery now seems to be on track, but you have to keep it in perspective,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Current jobless generation isn't lost; We are just waiting to be found
Source: Daily Illini, January 25
... looking for full-time jobs, either because they are unemployed or have only part-time jobs, citing a survey last year by the Heldrich Center at Rutgers.

NJ's Inner Cities Ready, but Waiting, to Formalize Medicaid ACOs
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 25
... according to Joel Cantor, center director. The center will also do an annual evaluation of each ACO. “This is very complicated,” Cantor said.

After the Layoff: Congrats on Your New, Worse Job
Source: The Fiscal Times, January 25
According to a study released in December by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, just 7 percent of those who were let go ...

National Report Ranks Cities and States for Bicycling and Walking
Source: Bike World News, January 24
John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers University, emphasizes: “The wide range of environmental, social, and economic benefits of walking and bicycling, ...

Guadagno welcomes Vitech Systems Group to Woodbridge
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, January 23
Last year was the best private-sector job growth year in New Jersey since 2000, according to Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca.

Property tax, not income tax, in NJ's real problem
Source: NJ.com, January 22
Rutgers University economists James W. Hughes and Richard Seneca put reducing property taxes first on their list of policy priorities for retaining New ...

Winners and Losers in the Great Recession
Source: Fox Business, January 20
... according to a May 2011 study from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. And then there's student debt.

Looking to 2014, but it's early to develop detailed plans
Source: Insurance News Net, January 20
Joel Cantor , director of Rutgers University's Center for State Health Policy , pegs the number of newly insured in a couple years at about 440000, ...

NJ unemployment falls to 9.0 percent; net gain of 400 jobs in December
Source: Dailyrecord.com, January 19
So far, Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said, the state has regained a little less than 60000. The December report was expected to provide a ...

Career Reality Check: Life Skills for New Grads
Source: Library Journal, January 19
According to a study released in May 2011 by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, young job seekers use two methods to find a job: ...

Students face lease restrictions at Gateway apartments
Source: RU Daily Targum, January 19
Megha Kamra, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy junior, said the building presents students withappears to be an appealing place ...

3rd District legislators urge donations to area food banks and homeless shelters
Source: NJ.com, January 18
According to a study of unemployed Americans conducted by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, between August 2009 and ...

State of the State 2012: Full text of Gov. Christie's speech
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, January 17
According to Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca, 2011 was the best private sector job growth year in New Jersey since 2000. 60000 new private sector ...

Speakers added to NAIOP New Jersey Annual Meeting and Real Estate Forecast
Source: RealEstateRama, January 17
... East Rutherford, NJ Dr. James Hughes, The Bloustein School of Rutgers “This event is always an outstanding networking and informational opportunity,” ...

2011 Garden State Office Market Points to Recovery
Source: RealEstateRama, January 16
“Just this week, well-respected economist James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School, confirmed that the state is regaining vital traction. ...

Mirroring trend, area janitors settle contracts without strikes
Source: Newsworks.org, January 16
The unions are thinking about the overall economy, said Carl Van Horn, the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Middle class adds to food banks' strain
Source: Northwest Herald, January 15
... the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ... usually unemployed in this country," Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers professor of public ...

Hot Topics: Is the Midlife Job Market Bouncing Back?
Source: SecondAct, January 13
A December 2011 study by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development estimates that of the as many as 10 million workers ...

New Jersey Weddings May Go Vegas Style
Source: Wall Street Journal, January 13
... money spent on them tends to go to local vendors, said Joseph Seneca, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers. ...

Ravenswood: A poet of passion
Source: NJ.com (Blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), January 12
Emil J. Donatello, poet and friend, died yesterday. He was Ravenswood: Glints of light

White-Collar Workers Join Crowd Straining Food Banks
Source: Bloomberg, January 11
... John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ... in this country," Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers professor of public policy and co-author of ...

Township First to Select Transition Team
Source: Town Topics, January 11
Township choices included Dorothea Berkhout, executive director for administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ...

What Germany Can Teach the MBTA
Source: Boston magazine's Boston Daily, January 11
With the MBTA's current financial struggles in mind, a recent study by two scholars — Ralph Buehler from VPI and John Pucher from Rutgers University — of ...

Mercedes Owners, Ph.D. Holders Join Swelling Crowd Straining Soup Kitchens
Source: Bloomberg, January 11
“The group surveyed was better educated and more affluent, relative to the people who are usually unemployed in this country,” Cliff Zukin, ...

Union County government unveils 'putting people first' goals
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, January 11
Also, the Rutgers Heldrich Center will finish its “Union County Competitiveness Study,” an action plan for keeping Union County's economy healthy, ...”

Somerville ShopRite and five other projects to receive county planning awards
Source: NJ.com, January 9
Guest speaker will be James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, who will discuss ...

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks
Source: ColorLines magazine, January 9
... tracking the figures in 1972, Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, explained to CNN. ...

Cyclists plan blockade of deadly junction
Source: The Independent, January 9
Figures from the transport experts John Pucher and Ralph Buehler show that the number of cyclist deaths per 100 million miles cycled between 2005 and 2008 ...

Mirabella chosen Union County freeholder chairman for 2012
Source: Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com, January 8
Also, the nationally-recognized Rutgers Heldrich Center will finish their “Union County Competitiveness Study,” an action plan for keeping Union County's ...

Further on fracking.....
Source: NJ.com, January 8
By Linda Stamato/NJ Voices "If fracking is so safe, let the public know how and why and gain its support for mining operations in safe locations, ...

Jobless disparities increase between ethnic, gender, age groups
Source: Press of Atlantic City, January 7
“It has led to unemployment falling, but it's falling the most for white men,” said William Rodgers, chief economist for the John J. Heldrich Center for ...

ND's Oil Patch: An economic disaster area?
Source: Grand Forks Herald, January 6
We're going to become the Buffalo Commons.'” When the boom started, “People said, 'Hey, this is really good! Something has finally turned us around. ...

U.S. unemployment rate drops to lowest level in three years; will NJ follow?
Source: Asbury Park Press, January 6
“This report suggests the economy is maybe moving into second gear, or third gear,” said William M. Rodgers III, chief economist at Rutgers University's ...

Community College Plan in Chicago Stresses Job Skills
Source: U.S. News & World Report Education, January 6
... a researcher at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Unemployment falls ... but not for blacks
Source: Local 10, January 6
The broad trend is unfortunately nothing new, said Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Young, educated and out of work
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, January 4
... from four-year colleges between 2006 and 2010 are currently employed, according to a recent study from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce. ...

More Men Taking On 'Women's Work' [AUDIO]
Source: NJ1015.com, January 4
... in this economy," said Carl Van Horn, Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Goerner Not Running; Township Fine-tunes Task Force Resolution
Source: Town Topics, January 4
... executive director for administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; Linda Mather, president of ...

In hurting market, first-time buyers depend on parents to secure a home
Source: NJBIZ, January 3
... Rutgers University urban planning and policy development program director Robert Burchell, himself a boomer, said both parties can benefit when parents ...

Experts: 2012 could be beginning of resurgent housing market
Source: NJBIZ, January 3
"Prices are the lowest in five years, interest rates are also very low … existing home sales are very strong," said Robert Burchell, distinguished professor ...

Countdown to NJ's Health Insurance Exchange
Source: NJ Spotlight, January 3
The center, led by director Joel Cantor, has held more than a dozen stakeholder forums over the past few months. Those gatherings have resulted in at least ...

N.J.'s elderly population to surge
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, January 3
... boomers who opted for early retirement, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

C&W Adds Research Analyst in NJ
Source: Citybizlist Real Estate, January 2
... dual master's degrees in public policy and city and regional planning from Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Panning and Public Policy. ...

New Year's advice for job seekers: Persevere
Source: Newsworks.org, January 2
Yet, the Garden State's economy is moving in a positive direction, according to Carl Van Horn, director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. ...

Experts: Jersey Shore can expect more growth, flooding over the next few years
Source: The Republic, January 1
... university professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers. "The plan identifies areas where growth should occur," Seneca said. ...