SOURCE: Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation

March 06, 2012 11:30 ET

NJBIZ Honors Kessler Foundation as a 2012 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Kessler Foundation ( has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ in the medium category (15-249 employees). This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 small/medium and large companies.

"Kessler Foundation is honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in New Jersey," said Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation. "All of us at Kessler Foundation share the enthusiasm of our mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, which undoubtedly contributes to our success. Thanks to the innovative thinking, hard work and dedication of our employees and Board of Trustees, we get to come to work every day and know that we're changing lives."

With two locations in West Orange, N.J., Kessler Foundation is the largest public charity in the field of disability. The Research Center works to improve the quality of life for individuals with stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions through rehabilitation research. Kessler Foundation Program Center has distributed nearly $25 million in grant funding to non-profits and social enterprises that create or promote employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Just in N.J., Foundation funding has led to employment for more than 2,500 people with disabilities.

Companies across N.J. entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey -- evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and an employee survey to measure the employee experience.

The overall registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ. Awardees will be honored and receive their rankings during an awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Hilton East Brunswick. For more information on the Best Places to Work in New Jersey program or to reserve seats to the event, visit

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