PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning an average salary of just $25,000 per year, according to a report released today by the Center for Women and Work at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Since home health aides and other domestic workers are predominantly women, their low wages help to explain why the gender wage gap persists in New Jersey and across the U.S.   “With all of the attention rightly focused on our incredible doctors, nurses... read more

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations faculty and staff are sharing their expertise on the changing nature of work, employment, and labor as affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    What's The Difference Between Being Laid Off And Being Furloughed? April 7, 2020 HuffPost reports on the growing number of Americans getting furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, quoting Jie (Jasmine) Feng on how the process works.   Does life insurance cover coronavirus and what other policies should you be thinking? April 6, 2020 The Star-Ledger... read more

Virtual Walk-In Hours SMLR Career Services will be hosting virtual walk-in hours twice per day from 11am-noon and 2pm-3pm Monday through Thursday. Students are encouraged to log in through Rutgers Handshake and schedule 1:1 virtual appointments with the SMLR Career Services team. Webinar Series Join a SMLR Career Services Management Specialist for our spring webinar series. Please see below for the April 2020 schedule. Login details through Rutgers Handshake. Resume & Cover Letter Writing Monday, April 6, 3pm - 4pm Interviewing Skills Tuesday, April 7, 10am -11am Job... read more

Universitywide Communications Announcements and information from the Rutgers University administration:   Important Update on Courses, Events, and Commencement - Message from President Barchi, March 17, 2020 Important Update on University Operating Status Regarding COVID-19 - Message from President Barchi, March 10, 2020 Rutgers University COVID-19 Information Website - information for students/parents, faculty, employees, travel info, and frequently asked questions Health and Wellness Information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 30, 2020) – On-call and unpredictable scheduling forces New Jersey women to scramble for last-minute child care, cancel doctor’s appointments, drop out of college, and even tolerate sexual harassment at work in order to support themselves and their families, according to a report issued today by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations. “Unstable scheduling disproportionately affects women, especially women of color, and moms pay the biggest price,” said Elaine Zundl, research director of the Rutgers... read more