by Liana Volpe and Savannah Barnett

In the summer of 2021, nearly a year-and-a-half after the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development released a survey entitled Voices from the Field: Workforce Responses to COVID-19 to gain a better understanding of workforce development…


by Liana Volpe and Amanda Bombino

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way society and the economy operate, which includes the widespread introduction of remote work and remote teaming, and the provision of remote public services. It has been widely documented that many public and private entities…


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…


As workforce agencies plan their return to in-person services, the workforce system needs to consider not only the quality and content of its services, but also how to continue on the virtual journey that began abruptly in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. …


by Savannah Barnett and Stephanie D’Angelo

Increased job loss, accompanying social isolation, the expansion of virtual methods of communication, and general economic turmoil during the COVID-19 pandemic put significant strain on job seekers and the systems designed to help them get back to work. Job search burnout is increasing across…


by Amanda Bombino and Liana Volpe

Job search is often a stressful and overwhelming process for job seekers. Many who lost their jobs during the course of the pandemic are still hunting for their next opportunity. As the job search goes on, many job seekers may find themselves burnt out…


by Liana Volpe and Amanda Bombino

Job search is an overwhelming process. Many who are looking for employment for the first time, or the first time in a while, find themselves bombarded with large amounts of new information, tools, and techniques that are intended to help them land their next…


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…


The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is pleased to release the full topline results from two nationally representative surveys conducted in fall 2020 as part of its award-winning public opinion series Work Trends. The two surveys were administered by Ipsos Public Affairs, LLC to a national sample of ~800 American…


The COVID-19-driven economic recession has devastated the U.S. labor market and American workers. Real-time data are critical for policymakers to be able to develop strategies to respond to a crisis like the current recession as soon as it begins and can help inform recovery plans. Unfortunately, the United States does…

Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Founded in 1997, the Heldrich Center is devoted to transforming the workforce development system at the local, state, and federal levels.

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