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John Courtney

John Courtney

John is the CEO and a founder of NextJob, a national company driving innovation in the reemployment and outplacement industries. Among its industry firsts, NextJob launched the nation�s first lender-sponsored homeowner reemployment service with Fifth Third Bank in 2012, helping homeowners at risk of foreclosure land jobs and keep their homes. NextJob works with three other lenders in this new approach, including M&T Bank. Working with employers, NextJob partnered with Equifax Corporation to launch the unemployment claims management industry�s first reemployment service in 2009. It also piloted Utah�s state online workshops as a work search requirement for unemployment insurance in 2011, driving strong improvements in integrity and reduced unemployment spells. John also serves as the President of the American Institute for Full Employment, a nonprofit think that develops best practice reemployment programs and consults with state government workforce agencies. There, he has developed model reemployment policy and program designs with the American Institute since 1998 for a number of state agencies across the US, including helping advance the $40 million Texas Back to Work initiative that won US Department of Labor�s 2010 Innovation Award. He has written on topics such as reemployment best practices, hiring statistics, job board innovation, unemployment insurance tax structure efficiency, wage subsidy programs, implementation of the Workforce Investment Act and the American Institute�s nationally-published state unemployment report cards. Most recently, John has written expert testimony for the Institute�s appearance in U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearings on job creation and unemployment policy. John has taught business planning and practiced law for 20 years in business and employment law and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. John enjoys job coaching and life coaching is also certified as a Stephen Ministry life coach.