The demand for trained electricians has reached critical levels as the United States strives to shift away from fossil fuels and toward sustainable energy alternatives. Unfortunately, the electrical industry is still mainly male, with women accounting for a mere two percent of … [Read more...] about Empowering women in the electrical industry— A labor and wage gap solution
Almost seven years ago, The Optimist Daily did a piece on Dan Price, CEO of the credit card processing company Gravity Payments. At the time Price was making news by raising the salaries of all of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year. This moral decision was applauded by … [Read more...] about Company that raised minimum salaries to $70,000 is still thriving
It’s common practice to ask candidates for a job opening how much they’re making in their current position, but when women and candidates of color routinely make less money than their white, male counterparts, this question can work to reinforce pay gaps. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about Salary history bans and beyond: strategies to close the wage gap
Across the United States, men outearn women in comparable jobs by 15%, Meanwhile, white employees outearn their Black peers by 11%, even after accounting for such differences as education, experience, occupation, industry, region, hours worked, and union coverage says Jim Bessen, … [Read more...] about Could a ban on asking about salary history help close the wage gap?
The global economy is changing. Last week we ran a story about making the most of your job in the gig economy, but how does the rapidly growing gig economy pan out for women? Unfortunately, while the national wage gap hovers around $10,000 per year, a recent analysis found the … [Read more...] about Tackling the gender wage gap in the gig economy