Career Coaching, Networking, Unemployment Services

New Start Career Network

Services for Long-term Unemployed Alumni

Are you unemployed and have you been looking for work for more than six months? If so, you are considered among the long-term unemployed, and the New Start Career Network is here to help you. Operated by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, the network was launched to help older (age 45 and up) long-term unemployed Garden State residents find work again. The network provides:

  • information and advice about the labor market, careers, and education and training options delivered by a dedicated website and tutorials
  • coaching through peer-support networks, job clubs, and a volunteer job-coaching corps
  • incentives that encourage employers to provide trial employment opportunities and on-the-job training
  • employer engagement and commitments from employers to reform hiring practices, building upon initiatives undertaken by the White House and AARP
  • access and referral to a broad range of services, including education, training, mental health counseling, and financial advising

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