Can Research Help Employers, Employees Face 21st Century Workforce Challenges? MIT Management Professor Thomas Kochan to discuss issue at Rutgers SMLR seminar

Can Research Help Employers, Employees Face 21st Century Workforce Challenges? MIT Management Professor Thomas Kochan to discuss issue at Rutgers SMLR seminar

WHAT: Work and Employment Research: Can We Tackle the Big Issues of the 21st Century? a free public seminar from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

WHO: Thomas A. Kochan, the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and professor of engineering systems. He is co-director of both the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the Sloan School and the MIT Workplace Center.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Lunch will be available.

WHERE: Janice H. Levin Building, Room 106, 94 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

BACKGROUND: Many American families have not prospered in the new knowledge economy. The layoffs, restructurings, and wage and benefit cuts that have followed the short-lived boom of the 1990s threaten our deeply held values of justice, fairness, family and work. These values and not those superficial ones political pollsters ask about are the foundation of the American dream of good jobs, fair pay and opportunities for all. In a call to action for families, business, labor and government, Kochan will outline ways in which working families can be empowered to earn a good living by doing satisfying work while still having time for family and community life.

Contact: Steve Manas
732-932-7084, ext. 612
E-mail: smanas@ur.rutgers.edu