Career & Retirement

Career and retirement explores the multiple journeys of how we experience and develop in our occupations, employment roles or professions; and what do we do after we leave the workforce to begin a new stage of life.

Young & Black Working From Home: Virtual platform helps millennials navigate the digital workplace

Like millions of Americans, Ronnell Perry was thrust into the world of working from home full-time during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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What can white co-workers do for me in a virtual workplace? | Think Piece

What can my white co-workers do for Black colleagues in the virtual workplace? Hold space. That is one option.

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It’s Monday. Get your home office organized

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70 percent of people who work around the world, spend at least one day working from home. What’s your home office situation?

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Pyrrhic victory for Rutgers University adjuncts splits union

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In June, Rutgers University adjunct union representatives announced that its body of part-time lecturers (PTLs) approved the 2018-2022 contract offered by administration for a scalable pay increase.

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‘Suck it Up’: Black women culinary professionals and the culture of silence

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Taught to be stalwart in dealing with stress and wellness, Black women are the least likely to speak up about what’s ailing them in culinary environments.

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Career ‘Signing Day’ for high school students shows vocational jobs have a strong future in U.S. economy

Henrico County Public Schools decided to recognize high school students who decided to enter into a trade employment after graduation.

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For Hawwa Muhammad, good works organizations are the lifeblood of communities: She makes sure that they thrive

For many non-profits, completing projects or navigating solutions with a sustainable model are the heart of growth. This is where the non-profit whisperer, Hawwa Muhammaed comes in.

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Black, Latino unemployment down because folk ain’t working

Photo credit: William Stitt

Unemployment numbers are down for blacks and Latinos since 1972, but so is job creation. While the current Administration takes credit for low unemployment, the reality is that many stopped looking for jobs and joined long-term joblessness.

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Phoenix rising: The story of Tyleshay Jones

Tyleshay Jones in Branch Brook Park, Newark, Nj. Photo credit: Kaia Shivers

Shedding her old self to be anew The phoenix rises from the ashes Leaving behind layers of thick, weary skin Dawning feathers of light, she floats into the sun Firebird tails, laughter floating from a golden beak Claws clipped like blinged-out wingtips Turning heads, yet keeping focus She’s got stories to tell and people to

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Retail therapy: how a seasonal holiday job humbled me

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Two years ago around this time, my feet hurt like hell. In 2015, I took a seasonal job at Bloomingdale’s to supplement my paltry adjunct professor and part-time researcher income. I was on the job market, but had yet to land a job that I wanted.

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