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Assertive boys are called leaders, assertive girls are called bossy

LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA today launched Ban Bossy, a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. The campaign—with educational materials, a new website, a public service announcement (PSA) and endorsements by celebrities and others—will draw attention to the ways girls and women are discouraged from leading, beginning when girls are called “bossy.” It will offer educational resources to help girls and women take the lead and give parents, teachers, troop leaders and managers hands-on strategies for supporting female leadership. The campaign is promoting the #banbossy hashtag to spread the word.

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Continue Reading March 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

10,000 Qantas jobs could go offshore despite safety fears: unions

As many as 10,000 Qantas jobs, including maintenance staff, could be sent offshore, despite fresh concerns about safety. Embattled Qantas boss Alan Joyce on Friday refused to rule out additional job losses to the 5000 recently announced if proposed changes to the Qantas Sale Act allowed the iconic airline to locate more of its business offshore. “I can’t rule anything in or out,” he told a parliamentary committee in Sydney, arguing Qantas, like its rival Virgin, should have no limit on how many jobs it can offshore. “We need for the future the same flexibility our competitor has. So if our competitor has the ability, which it does, to do all of its heavy maintenance, its call centres, everything, offshore then for Qantas to compete on a level playing field, to have the same options as that competition, it needs the same freedom.”

Continue Reading March 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Jobs most likely to be stolen by robots revealed

A report has revealed the jobs that are most likely to be stolen by robots. The report by Bloomberg says that job of a choreographer, schoolteacher or physician are safe from robots. The jobs most at risk have been identified as loan officers, which the report claims are at a 98 percent probability of automation, followed by receptionists, legal assistants, retail salespersons and taxi drivers, News.com.au reported. The list also includes security guards, cooks and bartenders.

Continue Reading March 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Tucson going after Tesla’s 6,500 new jobs #Tesla #ElonMusk #Tucson

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. Tesla Motors Inc.’s planned 10 million-square-foot plant would need up to 1,000 acres of land and create about 6,500 jobs. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said land within the city has been identified with access to the Union Pacific mainline and the interstates. He also said the city has tax incentives to add to whatever tax incentives are offered by the Arizona Commerce Authority to lure Tesla to the state.

Continue Reading March 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm

More Than A Third Of UK Female Employees Have Faced Barriers During Their Career, While Nearly Half Of HR Directors Believe Progress Is Being Made

More than a third of women have experienced barriers to advancement during their career, finds new research1 from specialist recruiter Robert Half UK. However, a separate study2 also shows that nearly half (47%) of HR directors believe women are in fact advancing their careers on par with men in the workplace, displaying a clear mismatch in perceptions between employees and HR directors. More than four in 10 (42%) women aged between 18-34 say they have personally faced a gender barrier, followed by 34% of those aged between 35-54 and 26% of women aged 55 and over.

Continue Reading March 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Mothers leave jobs as they don’t behave like men

Do you know why middle class working mothers are leaving jobs? Because they are unwilling to behave like men, a new research shows. Mothers in professional and managerial jobs are expected to stay till late or get in early even if they have negotiated reduced working hours. They have to socialise with colleagues or clients in the evenings – even though this clashes with their childcare responsibilities, said researchers from the University of Leicester in Britain, revealing the masculine culture of the workplace.

Continue Reading March 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

Women Made Jobs Gains in February

After losing jobs in January, women took the majority of the new jobs in February, gaining 99,000 jobs to men’s 76,000. Women have more than made up their losses in the recession, gaining 2.5 million jobs in the recovery, compared to 2.1 million jobs lost, while men have been struggling more, gaining 4.2 million jobs after losing 5.3 million in the downturn. It may be tempting to proclaim a trend here, especially after revisions showed that for a brief period during the credit crisis, women held more than half of all jobs. But that does not mean that women are coming out ahead. “The good news is that women are getting jobs,” said Joan Entmacher, the vice president for family economic security at the National Women’s Law Center, which crunched the gender numbers in today’s jobs report. ”The bad news is they have very low pay and bad working conditions.”

Continue Reading March 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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