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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Career Resource Network

Program Goals and Emphasis

Following the requirements of Perkins Section 118, the New Hampshire Career Resource Network (NHCRN) is a provider of career development resources. New Hampshire disseminates information about education, jobs, occupations, and careers. The CRN also provides the tools for using this information in career and educational planning to all who may benefit from it.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

New Hampshire’s economy has strong seasonal influences. Major industries include forestry and wood products, textiles, electronics, software and tourism. The service sector has led job growth in recent years, particularly business and health services. The state is expected to have stronger economic growth than the region or the nation, led by electronics, health services, engineering and management services.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 3.3%, as compared to 3.4% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• New Hampshire Job Notes is an annual career planning tabloid that provides information on exploring, setting, and achieving career goals. The tabloid has articles on new and future occupations; average wages, growth rates, and training requirements for several hundred occupations in New Hampshire; job search techniques; exploring personal skills and interest areas; options for training and education beyond high school; career resources on the Internet; and more.

• The NHCRN Resources Web page is completely integrated with the Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau (ELMIB) Web site. It averages 5,000 hits per month.

Primary Activities and Trainings

New Hampshire has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Advisory Council & Partnership Meetings
• Career Fairs
• Conference Presentations
• Coop School Career Day
• Department of Education Meeting
• High School Visitations/Meetings
• Real Game
• School Workshop Days
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools0
Middle Schools 0
High Schools 0
Community Colleges 0
4-Year Colleges/Universities 0
Other 0

Primary Resources

New Hampshire has published the following resources:
• Apprenticeship Brochure
• Career Brochures
• Career Tabloids
• Federal Occupational Outlook Handbook
• New Hampshire Career Video CDs
• NH Employment Projections, 2000-2010
• NH Occupational Employment & Wages
• NH CRN Newsletter (Quarterly)
• The Real Game Series
• Wage/Education Bookmark

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program does not report any additional funding sources.
Significant Program Partnerships

• New Hampshire Department of Education
• New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
• New Hampshire Business & Industry Association
• Workforce Opportunity Council

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
George Nazer
New Hampshire Department of Employment Security Economic and Labor Market Information
32 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4857
Phone: (603) 228-4124
Fax: (603) 228-4172
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, New Hampshire Career Resource Network

Regional Contact Information