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Helping dual-career couples is a central part of SoCal HERC’s mission.

Research has shown that 72% of faculty members have employed partners. (Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, S. Gilmartin, Dual-career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know Stanford: 2008).

Dual-Career Couples

HERC's member institutions know that dual-career concerns influence candidates' decisions when searching for and considering a job. The decision to accept a job frequently becomes contingent upon an offer of job search assistance and opportunities for your accompanying partner. 

What SoCal HERC Offers Dual-Career Jobseekers

  • Access to the most comprehensive list of jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
  • Eldercare near your target institution. 
  • Recreation, Arts, and Entertainment information near campus of interest.
  • Schools and childcare information.
  • Job search resources around your target institution.
  • Dual-career search technology that enables you to search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria.
  • A library of articles, research, and studies on the dual-career topic.
  • Links to institutions that have dual-career programs and policies.
  • Jobseeker webinars on dual-career subjects

Start your dual-career search now

 

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Have questions? Contact us at director@socalherc.org or info@socalherc.org.

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    The number of college students age 35 and older was 2.2 million in 2015 and is projected to grow to 2.4 million by 2026, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Going back to school later in life could mean a hit to retirement savings, and those doing so should avoid borrowing from a 401(k) to pay for it, says advisor Sean Moore of Smart College Funding. MarketWatch (8/14)
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