February job numbers in the U.S. indicate a strong continued growth trajectory for the nation. The news came with an upsurge in temporary help services jobs, which saw a year-over-year increase of 4.15%. Another 806,000 individuals were also added to the labor force, as the unemployment rate for women reached record-breaking lows.
Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Sourceright, shared comments during International Women’s Day on March 8. Citing U.S. Labor Department data, she reminds us that women who work full-time are still earning only 82% of their male counterparts, on average. Furthermore, only 20% of C-level positions in the nation are held by female executives.
“Our recent survey found that 53% of employers recognize the significant benefits of having more women in leadership positions, and are implementing diversity initiatives that improve hiring strategies and close the gender gap,” Henderson said. “On the heels of International Women’s Day, U.S. employers should continue to prioritize these efforts and press for sustained change.”
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Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.Follow on Twitter More Content by Rebecca Henderson