Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Expand Opportunities for New Jersey Career Seekers and Employers
Governor Phil Murphy has announced Jobs NJ: Developing Talent to Grow Business in the Garden State, a plan to close the gap between employers’ needs and the skills of prospective workers.
Governor Phil Murphy has announced Jobs NJ: Developing Talent to Grow Business in the Garden State, a comprehensive plan to close the gap between employers’ needs and the skills of prospective workers. The plan covers three strategic priorities:
- Expanding access to opportunity by increasing educational attainment among underrepresented minorities and other populations, and ensuring equal access to opportunities throughout New Jersey.
- Training individuals for in-demand jobs by connecting the state’s educational and training programs with industry needs, and preparing workers for quality jobs.
- Matching talent to jobs by ensuring all workers have access to current job information, and by developing concrete solutions to the challenges employers face in finding workers.
Jobs NJ was developed by the Governor’s Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director of the Heldrich Center and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, serves on the council along with several members of the Governor’s cabinet, including Dr. Beth Simone Noveck, New Jersey’s Chief Innovation Officer, who is also a Visiting Senior Faculty Fellow at the Heldrich Center.
Watch a video of Governor Murphy’s announcement about Jobs NJ.