FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE RANKED AMONG
BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN NEW YORK
Berkeley College recently was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for 2011.
“Berkeley College is honored to be recognized as a dynamic workplace during our 80th anniversary year,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President. “Our anniversary theme is ‘Changing Lives for 80 Years.’ This award acknowledges that the College not only changes the lives of its students, but also the lives of the associates and faculty members who find fulfillment in their work.”
The awards program, created in 2007, is produced by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group, an independent company that manages Best Places to Work programs. The program is sponsored by Jackson Lewis, LLP.
The Best Companies to Work for in New York program recognizes 50 companies in two groups, depending on number of employees. The award was designed around the idea that happy employees make for good business and drive the state’s economy.
“The benefits offered by Berkeley College to our more than 800 associates help us to attract and keep the best faculty and staff,” said Karen Carpentieri, Berkeley College Vice President of Human Resources. “Some of these benefits include waiving tuition at Berkeley College for associates and their dependents; an associate referral incentive program; a Healthy Living Wellness Program; a flexible spending account for out-of-pocket expenses; pet insurance; and a paid time-off policy to help balance work and family life.”
Berkeley College will be honored at the Best Companies to Work for in New York awards dinner on Thursday, May 5, at the Albany Marriott.
A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students —including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields.The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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