Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

NJ Labor Department Names Universities to Oversee Seven Talent Development Centers; Part of State’s ‘65 by 25: Many Paths, One Future’ Initiative

Trenton, NJ, November 6, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) on October 30 named seven state colleges and universities as the recipients of $8.4 million in state grants to oversee the state’s Talent Development Centers (TDC).

The grants will help create innovative career pathways and apprenticeships in the Garden State’s seven key industries.

The seven industries and New Jersey higher-education institutions:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – Camden County College
  • Construction & Utilities – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Financial Services – Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Health Care – Rutgers University
  • Life Sciences – Rutgers University
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism – Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution – Rowan College at Burlington County

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Life Sciences Talent Network Shaping Future Leaders in NJ’s Biotech Industry

Trenton, NJ, August 16, 2017Matt Alcalde, Director of Life Sciences Talent Network at BioNJ, writes:

Now in its second year, the Life Sciences Talent Advisory Board, managed by the Life Sciences Talent Network at BioNJ, has engaged over 100 employers from New Jersey’s robust health and life sciences industry.

These employers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies that are researching and developing new drugs and therapies to treat various diseases affecting patients worldwide as well as others who are supporting that work. Continue reading

EVENT: NJ Labor Department to Unite Business, Education, and Government Leaders at Talent Network Industry Summits in August

Trenton, NJ, August 7, 2017 — The Christie Administration launches a month-long series of Talent Network Industry Summits to showcase New Jersey’s top industries and address the challenges businesses face to ensure the Garden State maintains a leadership position in the national and global economy.

The Talent Networks are a cornerstone workforce development strategy developed by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development to work directly with businesses in targeted industry sectors and cultivate a pipeline of employee talent that aligns with the needs of those targeted industries. Continue reading

Governor Christie Names Aaron Fichtner as Acting Commissioner of Labor

Aaron Fichtner

Aaron Fichtner

Trenton, NJ, September 28, 2016 — Governor Chris Christie on September 23 announced the appointment of Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D., as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, adding that he will formally nominate Dr. Fichtner on Monday to succeed Commissioner Harold J. Wirths.

Dr. Fichtner has been a part of the Department since 2010, serving as Deputy Commissioner since 2012.

Governor Christie said, “The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has come a long way during the past six years, reinventing our reemployment efforts during the darkest days of the recession to focus getting jobseekers trained for positions in the Garden State’s emerging and most promising industry clusters.” Continue reading