NJ Healthcare Talent Network
In mid 2011, New Jersey launched six talent networks, identifying healthcare as one of its key economic sectors along with financial services, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, transportation/logistics/ distribution and technology/entrepreneurship.
The Healthcare Talent Network, funded by the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development and based at Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations, will integrate information from employers about their workforce needs with data from market analysis in order to strengthen the capacity of the workforce to have the skills to match the industry’s jobs, now and in the next 10 years. Strategies to promote this alignment will come from partnerships with the state’s workforce training initiatives and institutions, its community colleges, universities and other providers of technical and apprenticeship opportunities.
Guided by the work of the State Employment and Training Commission’s Healthcare Workforce Council, an active body of 35 representatives of healthcare employers, professional associations and other healthcare stakeholders, the Healthcare Talent Network will use multiple strategies to serve as the intersection point for employers, job seekers and the varied sources of training and incentives within the healthcare sector.