In anticipation of International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8, 2010, the IAM Women’s and Human Rights Department is encouraging members to take part in the IAM campaign to create JOBS Now! for 30 million unemployed Americans.
Reports from the U.S. Department of Labor show the long-term unemployment rate for women between 45 to 64 years of age is growing rapidly. The unemployment rate for female head-of-households is 12.6%, with an estimated 1.1 million of these women being single mothers. With job loss affecting predominately male occupations the most, statistics reveal men have suffered the largest number of job losses in this recession.
“Unemployment touches everyone in some form or another,” says IAM Executive Assistant Diane Babineaux. “The fight for JOBS Now! is a fight we must all take part in. It is up to all of us to ensure policymakers focus their attention on getting folks back to work and ensuring the unemployed have access to good jobs with benefits that will support their families.”
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International Women’s Day is a day when thousands around the world gather to mark the many economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. For more information, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.