December 29, 2015 |
Energy, utility, and construction companies need workers, but they often struggle to find the right recruits. "Number one, it's getting the word out that we're hiring. Number two, it's also getting the word out that a career in the energy industry is open to a broader population than job seekers may have thought," said Sally J. Nadler, who heads workforce development efforts at PSEG. The company is particularly looking to bring more women into jobs replacing gas mains, upgrading energy substations, and reading meters, she said.
February 25, 2012
Gov. Corbett has proposed a corporate tax cut and some workforce development, but should he do more on jobs?
February 6, 2004 |
Gov. McGreevey's call for strengthening New Jersey's workforce-development system, consolidating public job-training and skills programs, is vital to the state's economy. More training opportunities will be open to our state's workers by offering distance learning and granting college credit for high-qualify apprenticeship programs. As New Jersey builds its economy around technology, research, information technology, health care and finance, workforce development in the broadest sense - preparing people for work, helping them work better - is the key to New Jersey's economic growth and sustained competitiveness in global markets.
March 29, 2013
New Jersey's unemployment rate fell in February to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported today. Payrolls expanded by 12,900, with 7,100 private sector jobs and 5,800 jobs in government. In the private sector, jobs were gained in education and health, information, hospitality and leisure, and professional and business services. There were declines in trade and transportation, financial activities, construction and manufacturing.
February 19, 2015 |
Camden officials on Tuesday announced a new job-training program they said would connect local companies with city residents and prepare workers for jobs in construction, building trades, and other fields. The program, which is funded by a $500,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is also aimed at preparing residents for job opportunities that may arise as companies start relocating to Camden in the years to come. The money will go to establishing apprenticeships and training through Camden County College, labor unions, and the business community, said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, one of the officials who spoke Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at Camden's Malandra Hall community center.
November 29, 1997 |
Like many regions enjoying the current robust national economy, the Greater Philadelphia region is benefiting from significant job growth. What it increasingly lacks are workers qualified to fill these jobs. This is not a familiar problem. For many years our region focused almost exclusively on attracting new jobs with little regard for whether there would be enough qualified people to fill them. Now we need to be concerned. If we are going to attract new companies and keep the ones we have, we must respond to the critical problems of our regional workforce.
September 12, 2014 |
With a whir reminiscent of science-fiction movies, 15 minutes, and a well-designed model in the computer, Burlington County College's newest piece of equipment created a small, plastic machine part Wednesday morning. The school's new 3-D printer, donated by a local defense contractor, will be at the center of a workforce development program the college hopes will train students in the three-dimensional scanning and printing technologies that have gained popularity in recent years.
July 19, 2012 |
THE MAYOR'S Reception Room at City Hall filled with cheers Tuesday when Mayor Nutter announced that Phillies co-owner John Middleton and his wife, Leigh, will donate more than $16.2 million over the next four years toward educational, workforce-training and professional-development programming. The Middleton family picked eight educational efforts to support, providing money to the cash-strapped school district, Philadelphia Academies Inc., Philadelphia Youth Network and Drexel University through the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
March 28, 2014 |
Philanthropists John and Leigh Middleton are recipients of the 2013 Philadelphia Award, the venerable honor established in 1921 by Ladies' Home Journal editor Edward W. Bok. The Middletons - whose family business, tobacco and cigar maker John Middleton Co., was sold in 2007 for $2.9 billion - have largely directed their philanthropy to education, homelessness, and workforce development projects. Among the more notable beneficiaries of their largesse are the Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia Academies, the Philadelphia Youth Network, Teach for America, and Penn Medicine's Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative.
January 19, 2012
HALF A BILLION dollars over four years. That's the astonishing amount a new report from Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative says has been spent on workforce development in the city. And if you don't quite know what "workforce development" means, you're in good company. Neither do most of the businesses in the city that might take advantage of publicly funded programs that train residents for jobs ... to say nothing of laid-off or unemployed workers who might access the services.