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New Jersey's Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Talent Network (RHTTN) builds partnerships to develop and support the retail, hospitality, and tourism industries in the Garden State and formulates strategies for competing at the regional, national, and global levels.
The RHTTN, led by Farleigh Dickinson University in the northern part of the state and Stockton University in the souther part of the state, connects with businesses, educational institutions, workforce organizations, training groups, and community- and faith-based organizations to gather ground-level intelligence on the industry to make informed decisions on high-quality public workforce investments and expand the number of New Jersey residents with industry-valued credentials or degrees.

Quick facts

  • RHT jobholding totaled 826,776 in 2016, or 24.4 percent of the state's private sector workers, a lower percentage than for the nation, which is 26.0 percent.
  • Employment in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation has grown 74.7 percent over the last 26 years.
  • The state set a record in 2016, with the tourism industry accounting for $44.1 billion in economic impact - an increase of more than 2.9 percent over the previous year.


2017 Insights into Retail, Hospitality & Tourism in New Jersey