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Right Up Einstein’s Alley ~ Spring 2021

Celebrating over a decade of helping make New Jersey the place for high tech business success.

Einstein’s Alley speaks out against violence
toward the Asian American and AAPI communities
So many of our entrepreneurial leaders, research colleagues, professors and scientists working on breakthrough ideas in Einstein’s Alley enterprises large and small as well as colleges and universities are immigrants of Asian descent or Asian Americans. They have filled New Jersey’s talent pipeline, improved New Jersey’s economy and enriched New Jersey’s culture. They and their families should not be targets of senseless prejudice and violence.
Asians have come to North America to live and work for hundreds of years. Despite this history, they continue to be labeled as foreign. Asians have felt the brunt of US government policies going back to the Chinese Exclusion Act, the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, the suspicion of Muslim and South Asian communities after 9/11 and the negativity created around the source of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Recent violence and prejudice against Asians reflects those policies.
According to Governor Philip Murphy at a recent roundtable discussion on hate crimes reported by NJ Spotlight, “New Jersey in 2020 saw its highest number yet of hate crimes reported, with more than 1,400 bias incidents — or roughly four a day — reported by law enforcement in the state. Overall, the numbers have more than doubled since 2018.”
Asians are the fastest growing racial group in the US. They need to be recognized and valued as the contributing Americans that they are.
Of Special Interest
to Einstein’s Alley
Opening the International Talent Pipeline
Strategies for Reforming American Immigration Policy
to Advance New Jersey’s Economy
The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition (NJBIC)
in partnership with
the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA)
& Einstein’s Alley
is pleased to present this virtual program
Friday, April 30, 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
This event is free and open to the general public
How can immigration policy promote economic recovery and growth?
What is the current state of play in Washington on immigration reform?
How can we revive a bipartisan consensus on immigration?
Join us for a discussion with immigration experts, political leaders, and industry representatives
on the importance of employment-based immigration to the American economy.
$3.5M in Grants Available to Train Apprentices, NJDOL Announces
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced $3.5 million in available funding through the Growing Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) grant program.
The mission of the GAINS program is to promote the expansion of U.S. Department of Labor-approved Registered Apprenticeship programs to support better-paying careers and attainment of advanced industry credentials. The program seeks to develop new apprenticeship opportunities and expand existing ones, create Registered Apprenticeship programs in high-growth industries as outlined in the Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO), and bolster workers and businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The earn-while-you-learn model benefits both workers and employers by providing a wage along with experience and learned skills so our workforce is prepared for jobs in high-demand industry sectors,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “Apprenticeship programs can exist in practically any field, from construction to clean energy to healthcare, so creating more of these opportunities will help us rebuild our workforce in the wake of the pandemic. We are especially proud of the career opportunities this grant gives to new populations of workers.”
The GAINS grant is part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s New Jersey Apprenticeship Network, an initiative that seeks to make the Garden State a leader in apprenticeship programs nationwide, and provide options for all New Jerseyans to build meaningful careers across a wide range of employers. The Apprenticeship Network is part of Governor Murphy’s Jobs NJ initiative, which seeks to ensure that prospective workers have the skills and education they need to match 21st century workforce needs.
Source: New Jersey Business Magazine (NJBIA) 04.19.2
New Jersey Big Data Alliance’s 8th Annual Symposium
hosted by Princeton University
Thursday and Friday, April 29 & 30
This event will showcase how our state, cities, and communities use big data to improve equity, sustainability, and prosperity for community members.​
The NJBDA Annual Symposium is open to the public. There is no fee to attend this two-day event.
Keynote Speaker Stephen Goldsmith, Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss “New Tools and New Frontiers for Community Impact through Data” and keynote Tara Dawson McGuinness, Fellow and Senior Adviser, New Practice Lab, New America, who will discuss “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology”. The conference agenda also includes panel discussions, workshops, and research presentations around the theme of Big Data for Community Impact.​
The agenda and session descriptions can be found at the New Jersey Big Data Alliance’s website: njbda.org.
Protect yourself and others – Get vaccinated!
Einstein’s Alley Corporation,
PO Box 175, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Katherine Kish,
Executive Director