What the Gender Pay Gap looks like by industry

“There is no industry where women earn equal to or more than men overall, even when controlling for all measured compensable factors.”  By Lydia Dishman.  Source: Fast Company. It’s probably not surprising that men in STEM fields make more than their female counterparts. We’ve even seen that in the few STEM industries where women dominate they still earn less. Read More …

Introducing the Women Build, Protect and Move America Portal

Source: Women’s Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor We are thrilled to introduce a new resource: Women Build, Protect and Move America portal. This portal provides a repository of information for women job-seekers and service providers, in the construction, transportation and protective services career fields. Click here to view the new portal. Resources available include: Occupation Read More …

Older women workers and economic security

Source: Women’s Bureau  I  U.S. Department of Labor On average, women earn less than men with each paycheck, which causes a significant gender disparity in earnings over a lifetime. As a result, women often lack the financial resources needed in old age. This fact sheet addresses the economic needs of older women, their sources of Read More …

The high cost of unequal pay

By Lisa Maatz I V.P. Government Relations, American Association of University Women The gender pay gap is real, and it hurts women and families. It’s not myth, it’s math. Did you know that in 2014, women working full time in the United States were paid on average just 79 percent of what men were paid? Even Read More …

Five Facts about Women Veterans

By Latifa Lyles  I  Women’s Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor Blog.   Military Family Month affords Americans the opportunity to recognize the sacrifices that women and men who proudly serve our great country make, both on the battlefield and at home. When Military Family Month was first celebrated in 1993, in the aftermath of the Read More …