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One more reason for the wage gap: What young women choose to study in college
it's not just a matter of humanities vs. science, or education vs. business, either. In an e-mail, Arreola told me, "The same gap is often seen within engineering itself. Bioengineering has been growing to the point where we could see a 50/50 split of women and men majoring, and there have been some reports of salary staying flat or going down. Engineering fields where women are less than 20 percent pay more."
feminism  employment  academia  education  pay 
november 2009 by andrewducker
Recruiting Autistics
Once on the job, the consultants stay focused beyond the point when most minds go numb. As a result, they make far fewer mistakes. One client who hired Specialisterne workers to do data entry found that they were five to 10 times more precise than other contractors.
autism  employment 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Why You Can't Trust Those Jobs Figures
Unemployment in the USA may be worse than is currently thought...
statistics  employment  usa 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Computer company specifically looking to employ autistic staff
Specialisterne was started by a Danish man whose own son has autism.

Thorkil Sonne now employs more than 40 people with autism.

He is finalising plans to set up a branch in Glasgow in the coming months.

He hopes to hire 50 workers in the first three years of operating in Scotland.
autism  business  computing  employment  psychology  work 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less
The 'it' social networking tool of the hour streamlines your humiliation
internet  culture  privacy  employment  twitter 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Job insecurity can cause physical and mental illness
Small and somwhat biased study, I feel - but it's an important thing to know. You might make society more efficient with less job safety, but you make the members less mentally stable/happy.
economics  society  employment 
august 2008 by andrewducker

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