NJ CEO Council: Learn More About Our Collaboration with the State and Large Scale Companies to Increase Our Local and Diverse Spend in NJ

smiling nurseThe New Jersey CEO Council, an informal coalition of CEOs from some of the state’s largest companies, announced today it has pledged to hire or train more than 30,000 residents by 2030 and spend an additional $250 million on procurement with state-based, diverse companies by 2025, and is challenging their peers in the business community to produce an additional 40,000 jobs and $250 million in local purchasing.

Both efforts will focus on underrepresented communities of color and other underserved communities.

“Our mission to make our communities healthier requires us to be intentional about our purchasing, our hiring, and how we upskill our workforce to promote economic stability which we know leads to more equitable health and social outcomes in our most vulnerable communities,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health. “We are proud to be an anchor institution for so many communities in the state of New Jersey and this initiative will only amplify our efforts and strengthen our ongoing commitment.” Read More