FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  National Association of Workforce Boards Joins the Center for Women and Work's College Completion Effort The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work (CWW) are joining forces to explore ways to help workforce development clients complete college degrees. CWW has launched a multi-state initiative to identify adults close to finishing a degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need. This... read more

On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking. Garrison brings many years of experience to his position. He has spent 15 years working as vice president of finance in individual insurance for Prudential Financial, managing a staff of 22 professionals. He was also vice president of business development at a staffing firm... read more

From left, Acting Dean Sue Schurman, Ken Howard (SAG's president), Roberta Reardon (AFTRA's president). Amy Aquino (SAG's secretary-treasurer), Rebecca Damon (vice president, SAG's New York branch), and Pete DiCicco (co-facilitator) gather at the 2012 SAG Awards. For the past year, SMLR's Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The two unions have tried to merge twice before but failed to achieve the required 60% ratification vote from... read more

January 19, 2012   EDITOR'S NOTE: ATTENTION BUSINESS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS to interview the study's authors and researchers from Rutgers' Center for Women and Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families, contact Steve Manas, Rutgers Office of Media Relations, 732-932-7084, ext. 612, or Sadie Kliner, National Partnership for Women & Families, 202-986-2600.   NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller... read more

WHAT: The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in Washington, D.C., will convene a conference call to discuss the new study, Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public. WHO: The call will feature the study’s authors who are experts on paid leave: Linda Houser, affiliate fellow, CWW and assistant professor at Widener University; Thomas P. Vartanian, professor at Bryn Mawr College; Karen White,... read more