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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 8, 2019) – Sweeping reforms are needed to help consumers make informed decisions about short-term job training programs and other non-degree credentials, according to a report released today by the Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center at the School of Management and Labor Relations. More than 25 percent of Americans hold a non-degree credential, ranging from certified home health aides and cosmetologists to electricians and plumbers. Bipartisan legislation to expand Pell grant eligibility could push that number even higher. Yet, there is no agreed-upon... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 10, 2019) – People with disabilities comprise an increasingly powerful voting bloc heading into the 2020 elections, according to a report released today by two Rutgers University researchers. The report finds people with disabilities were strongly represented in the turnout surge in the 2018 midterms, exceeding the number of Hispanic/Latino voters and nearing the number of African-American voters. Twenty percent of all voters either had a disability or lived with a person with a disability at the time of the last election, suggesting at least one-fifth of the electorate... read more

By Anne Sherber       Daphne Berry, an associate professor of management at the University of Hartford, has received multiple research fellowships from SMLR’s Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing.   To the casual observer, Daphne Berry’s path from electrical engineer to management scholar might not seem direct. But Berry says it made perfect sense. “I was doing only technical work as an engineer,” she says. “I moved into management so that I could have an impact on what my co-workers... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2019) – The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the School of Management and Labor Relations today unveiled its 2019-20 class of fellows and faculty mentors, featuring 28 scholars from eminent colleges, universities, and policy centers worldwide. This is the largest class in the 11-year history of the fellowship program, including new research fellowships supported by Computershare and Wawa Inc.; three executive fellows helping to shape the Institute’s research agenda; and four employee ownership scholars from Europe and the U... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 24, 2019) – In a rare and overwhelming consensus among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, nearly three-fourths of respondents in a national survey said they would rather work for an employee-owned company than for shareholders or the government. The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing proposed the question for the General Social Survey (GSS) and announced the results today at the ESOP Association National Conference in Washington. “Americans disagree about a lot of things, but this is not one of them,” said Beyster... read more