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275,000 more women left the labour force in January

January’s jobs report shows that women continue to be disproportionately impacted by unemployment. Black and Latina women both have a higher unemployment rate than the average. Women have lost 5.3 million jobs since the start of the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new analysis […]
275,000 more women left the labour force in January
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How top US companies like Bank of America and Salesforce are preventing parents from exiting the workforce by providing thousands of dollars in childcare benefits

One out of every five businesses have had employees quit or reduce their hours due to childcare needs during the pandemic, per a recent survey of about 235 employers by HR nonprofit WorldatWork. To prevent more employees, mainly women, exiting the workforce, more companies are stepping up and expanding childcare […]
How top US companies like Bank of America and Salesforce are preventing parents from exiting the workforce by providing thousands of dollars in childcare benefits
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Sheryl Sandberg has a key piece of advice for managers working to fix the broken rung on the corporate ladder for Black women

Companies are promising to hire more Black workers and increase diversity within senior leadership teams, but Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told Business Insider these plans will fall flat unless executives address the “broken rung” on the corporate ladder. The “broken rung” refers to the phenomenon where women, especially Black women […]
Sheryl Sandberg has a key piece of advice for managers working to fix the broken rung on the corporate ladder for Black women
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Biden’s plan to invest $775 billion in caregiving shows US politicians are finally taking unpaid labour — most of which is done by women — seriously

Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. In July, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced a plan to invest $US775 billion in caregiving programs over the course of 10 years. Biden’s campaign figures that this investment will boost national […]
Biden’s plan to invest $775 billion in caregiving shows US politicians are finally taking unpaid labour — most of which is done by women — seriously