"Females are often left out of training programs that prepare workers for skilled jobs and higher earnings in occupations with growing employment demand. These programs offer females a chance at self-sufficiency and economic security. Individuals who engage in these training programs broaden their career opportunities and life skills." Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich
Did you know?
- Most women who work are married.
- A higher percentage of Utah women work outside the home than the national average.
- Utah has a higher divorce rate than the national average.
- A young woman today can expect to spend more than 30 years in the labor force.
- Most women at one time or another will need to support themselves and/or their families.
- The majority of mothers of preschool children in Utah work outside the home.
- Choosing a career with a high wage will make it easier to combine home and family.
- Almost one-third of female-headed households are in poverty.