Friday, August 8, 2008

News You Can Use: Kick in that glass celing

More than one-third (34%) of female workers feel they are paid less than their male counterparts for the same skills and qualifications, states new data from a survey.

While 40% of surveyed men make $50,000 or more, only 21% of women do. Conversely, 47% of women earn $35,000 or less, compared with just 28% of men.

Forty-eight percent of surveyed women say that bosses show favoritism towards male employees when it comes to career advancement.

"The number of women reporting that they receive less pay than their male counterparts has changed little over the last two years," While companies have taken great strides to address equality in the workplace, there is still a lot of work ahead. Companies understand the value of having a diverse workforce and many are scrutinizing and improving their recruitment, compensation and promotion practices," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at "

The 2008 study included 4,328 males and 3,632 female full-time employees.

Looks like women have some talking to do. What's your thought on sexual discrimination and the glass ceiling in the workplace? Leave your comments below the article.

1 comment:

Richard Jennings said...

Two new job sites where just added to the top ten employment site list if you're out of work:

Good luck to those looking for work....its a jungle out there, glass ceiling and all.