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Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski
Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

Leadership Spotlight: Caroline Armour of Verizon

 By JANJ
Community Involvement

More than 10 years ago, a Verizon exec introduced me and the members of the Finance Team to Junior Achievement NJ . He asked us to consider becoming volunteers, to teach elements of life and financial skills to NJ’s students. I participated and loved the experience. To be a part of teaching young people how piling up credit card debt can hurt them in the long run and how, while needed in many...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Leadership Spotlight: Christine LaCroix of Deloitte

 By JANJ
Community Involvement

Christine LaCroix has invested four years as Chair of the JANJ State Board of Directors and is headed for year number five. In total she has served as a volunteer board member at JANJ for more than 20...

Leadership Spotlight: Pat Hartpence of NJM

 By JANJ
Community Involvement

Through its employee volunteer program, NJM Insurance Group has developed a very strong connection to Junior Achievement of New Jersey and Corporate Giving Officer Pat Hartpence can’t say enough good things about their 11-year...

Leadership Spotlight: John Kane of Allstate New Jersey

 By JANJ
Community Involvement

Allstate NJ has been a corporate supporter of JANJ since 2003. The relationship started when Rich Crist was President and CEO. Rich felt nearly 17 years ago, that JANJ’s mission of financial literacy and the passion of its leaders, programs and volunteers aligned with the company’s philanthropic...



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