Friday, May 11, 2018 by Bailey
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
According to the Department of Labor,
- Seventy percent of mothers with children under 18 participate in the labor force, with over 75 percent employed full-time.
- Mothers are the primary or sole earners for 40 percent of households with children under 18 today, compared with 11 percent in 1960.
Mothers who work 30 or more hours a week are faced with great challenges to manage a balance between good productivity and flow in their work and serving the needs of a family that is in a constant fluid motion. Working Moms also carry feelings of guilt for not being able to put forth 100% of attention to either thing at one time. Good news comes in the Harvard Business Review article linked below which outlines that kids benefit greatly from being raised by working moms and that it will aid in their ability to become functioning and productive assets to the workforce when their time comes.
At B&B, over half of our current employees are working moms. We understand that balancing act quite well and "walking the walk" allows our recruiters to use that insight when placing our working mom candidates into the next step of their career!