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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 22, 2019) – In a study of more than 160,000 students at a public university, those who held a part-time or full-time job while going to school averaged post-college earnings up to $20,000 higher than classmates who did not work in college. The study by researchers at Rutgers University and the City University of New York (CUNY) suggests working students acquire skills and social networks that set them apart from peers with only academic credentials and unpaid internships on their resume. The Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and... read more

By Steve Flamisch          photo by Steve Hockstein  William Dwyer, SMLR Alumnus  and Teaching Instructor  It all started with a bad boss. It was the early 1980s and Bill Dwyer was working for PSE&G, reading electric and gas meters. He loved the job—going into homes, getting to know the customers—but his supervisor was a tyrant with a short temper. One day, during an all-hands meeting, the boss publicly humiliated one of Dwyer’s co-workers for making a mistake. “He laced into this... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 30, 2019) – In the first-ever national study of low-income and moderate-income workers at employee-owned companies, researchers discovered employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) enable families to significantly increase their assets, shrinking—though not eliminating—gender and racial wealth gaps. The research by the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing suggests employee ownership can reduce wealth inequality in the U.S. “The top 10 percent of American households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined,” said ... read more

The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is proud to announce that Patricia A. (Patti) Lee, SMLR ‘95, Executive Vice President, Global Learning & Development and Chief Social Responsibility Officer for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, will serve as the school's 2019 Convocation Speaker on Saturday, May 18, 2019.   In her role, Ms. Lee is responsible for team member and franchisee learning, business transformation and events management as well as the evaluation and fulfillment of Wyndham’s global talent management strategy. She works closely with... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 1, 2019) – New Jersey ranks dead last in pay equity for Latina women and near the bottom for African-American and white women, while neighbors New York and Pennsylvania fare significantly better in most measures, the Rutgers Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations announced today. The rankings, calculated by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), highlight the need for greater accountability from employers and additional policy reforms to close the earnings gap. “The typical millennial woman in the U.S. can expect to lose $1... read more