New Jersey Health Care Talent Network

The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network (NJ HCTN) serves as a comprehensive resource for employers, individual jobseekers, education providers and workforce development partners.  NJ HCTN works to align health care talent with the changing demands of New Jersey’s healthcare economy. It brings together the key stakeholders affecting New Jersey’s health care workforce. Funding for the NJ HCTN is provided by The State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and operates out of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

NJ HCTN Key Focus Areas & Expertise

  • Workforce & Economic Development in Healthcare
  • Standardized Training and Credentialing
  • Employer Partnerships & Community Engagement
  • Educational & Career Pathways
  • Policy Development, Needs Assessments & Data Analysis

Key Partnerships

The NJ HCTN team works collaboratively with:

  • Educational Institutions - assesses industry training needs and provide guidance in creating industry relevant education and training courses.
  • Employers - connects employers with the appropriate human capital, develop services to benefit health care industry employers and create targeted career resource events
  • NJDLWD/One-stop Career Centers - assists with hiring incentives for employers, provide information on training grants and build statewide networks in health care.
  • Jobseekers - provides latest information about careers and hiring trends in the Health Care Industry, develop networking groups with peers, connect jobseekers directly with employers at industry-focused events hosted by HCTN and provide information on training opportunities and career paths available in the industry.
  • State & Local Organizations - HCTN is active participant in national and local organizations groups: to help develop policies on healthcare and Public Health and promote and provide information on health care trends.  ***American Public Health Association; NJ Hospital Association; State Employment and Training Commission; NJ Healthcare Workforce Council; Youth Councils; Chamber of Commerce; Workforce Investment Boards, Health Taskforce, Department of Health; National Assoc. of Hispanic, African American, and Asian Nurses, and more***


Contact us for more information:

New Jersey Health Care Talent Network
SMLR, Rutgers University, 94 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, N.J. 08854

Ms. Padma Arvind, Ph.D., MBA


Ms. Amanda Whelan

Program Coordinator

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