The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected households across New Jersey. For several weeks in 2020, weekly Unemployment Insurance claims topped 100,000, and the unemployment rate jumped to 16.6%. Insecurity about a household member’s job translates into insecurity about paying for rent or mortgage, utilities, child care, education, and food for…

by Liana Volpe and Amanda Bombino

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued implications for more virtual work processes, employers have increasingly incorporated technology tools and software into their hiring processes, including making greater use of virtual interviews to screen job applicants. These virtual interviewing tools and…

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