According to a recent article on LinkedIn millennial women are falling behind on jobs during the pandemic. Linked In speculates that it could be due to women assuming more family responsibilities during the crisis while also applying for jobs less frequently than their male counterparts.
This is a BIG issue, and one that we all need to address. The lack of affordable child care (or any kind of child care) has long held women back in their careers. It's also worth noting that women still earn 80 cents for every $1 that men earn, a statistic that has barely budged since the 1970's when women began entering the workforce en masse.
While employers are still hiring in some sectors from shipping to online learning- see our list of Who's Hiring Now - many of these positions are on the front lines and may not be all that appealing to women taking care of a family.
As with many other industries child care has pivoted during the pandemic with companies like Helpr (founded by friends of mine) offering virtual child care, tutoring and classes to help keep younger ones enriched, supported and engaged.
And, like millions of others who were furloughed or laid off, women are reevaluating their career goals. Some of those choices could have long lasting financial repercussions for themselves and their families. Whether you are looking to get back into the same job as before, thinking about a career transition or simply looking for a role with some financial stability, our mentor coaches are here to help guide you every step of the way, now and in the future.
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