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Perceived Effects of Student Loan Forgiveness on Turnover Intention among Social Workers in Massachusetts

In recent years, student loan forgiveness (SLF) has become an issue of national interest in the United States, especially in the wake of economic recession and unemployment. The potential of SLF as a recruitment tool and job retention mechanism has engendered widespread support for implementing SLF programs (SLFPs) in public and private sectors. This raises the question: can SLFPs be ... Read More »

NASW making it easier for employers to find mental health social workers during Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. To commemorate the month the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) wants to help potential employers connect with skilled social workers in the field. Throughout Mental Health Month employers will receive a 20 percent discount off all National Healthcare Career Network Mental Health/Social Services job postings through NASW’s Social Work Career Center Joblink. Use the ... Read More »

Job-training program includes self-esteem boost

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are known for having skills to help people overcome challenges. There are also social workers who specialize in connecting people with one of life’s basic needs: a living-wage job that can boost self-worth. And Project IOWA is one of the places where you can find these social workers. Project IOWA (Iowa Opportunities ... Read More »

NASW-Connecticut helps secure state jobs for BSWs and MSWs

By Rena Malai, New staff Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work will now definitely pay off in Connecticut, thanks to efforts by the NASW Connecticut Chapter. The chapter convinced the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services to give hiring preference to social work degree job applicants for all state social work jobs, which took effect in March. DAS ... Read More »

NASW’s Workforce Center offers new online career guide

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW’s Center for Workforce Studies & Social Work Practice is introducing a series of guides for social workers called Tools and Techniques, which offers members an online resource on what to expect throughout the course of their careers in terms of compensation, job duties and education requirements. “Tools and Techniques is a more hands-on approach, ... Read More »

Social work schools offering alternative job path programs

By Rena Malai, NewsStaff To boost the employment potential for newly graduated or currently enrolled MSW students, some schools of social work across the U.S. offer dual degrees and nontraditional career path programs that take advantage of the broad spectrum of skills social workers can offer. “Because of the uncertain economy, shrinking job market, and desire to provide a greater ... Read More »

NASW chapters working to save social work jobs

By Rena Malai, News Staff In parts of the U.S., a social work degree or license is not always a requirement for a social work job, meaning these positions can be filled by candidates without formal social work education or credentials. Some NASW chapters are working on behalf of their members to make sure social work positions are filled by ... Read More »

NASW New York State Efforts Stave off Social Work Job Loss

A recent Op-Ed in the NY Daily News, “When social work is a felony” paints a fearful and distorted picture of an issue NASW-NYS has dedicated a considerable amount of energy and resources, in conjunction with the NYS Education Department- Office of the Professions, allied social work organizations, and executives of agencies impacted by the corporate practice statute to resolve ... Read More »

News from the Hill – October 2011

Federal Budget Update The House of Representatives voted on a continuing resolution to carry 2012 federal spending after the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.  The stop gap funding measure continues funds until November 18, 2011, at a reduced rate across-the-board of 1.409% below FY 2011 spending levels, cutting spending for the first seven weeks of the ... Read More »

Equal Pay

In concert with other social justice partners, NASW, on April 20, 2010 observed Equal Pay Day by calling for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.12/S.182).  Equal Pay Day highlights salary inequity endured by women across America and seeks to eliminate the wage gap between men and women through meaningful federal legislation. The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen the 1963 ... Read More »