Project 1: Diversity Lessons
1. What are the General Trends in Employment?
The Global Employment Trends (GET) says that the work place has become more descent and productive for all people, which includes youth and women. Women have higher unemployment rates across the globe, with no improvements predicted in the upcoming years, this was predicted by the (ILO News). With this being said the unemployment rate is still increasing and it is getting worse as the economic outlook gets worse. For youth workers there are around 75 million youth unemployed around the world. This unemployment rate for youth has remained similar to the crisis peak in 2009 and the medium term predictions show very little improvements. Not only are the youth unemployed and people have been worried about this, but there are also a number of youth who are not in the work force and who are not doing any kind of education either. Those are the general trends in employment that we are seeing today, and this scares me.
2. What are the “facts” in terms of progress for women and minorities in the workplace?
Women face many barriers in the workplace that makes it much harder for them to succeed. Most of these barriers are physical barriers as men are naturally bigger and stronger than women.
There is a glass ceiling effect in the workplace that makes it so women can only work their way so high up the chain, and can only get paid so much. Here are some cold hard facts below about women and employment in the workplace, these facts were copied and pasted directly from “http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_195445/lang--en/index.htm” * From 2002 to 2007, the female unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent, compared with 5.3 per cent for males. The crisis raised this gap from 0.5 to 0.7 percentage points, and destroyed 13 million jobs for women. * The gender gap in employment-to-population ratios inched down before the crisis, but remained high at 24.5 points. The reduction was particularly strong in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East and in advanced economies. * The gap in labour force participation converged in the 1990s, but showed little or no convergence in the last decade. Both men’s and women’s participation rates fell equally in the last decade, mainly because of education, ageing and the “discouraged worker” effect. * In 2012, the share of women in vulnerable employment, (contributing family workers plus own account workers), was 50 per cent and that of men was 48 per cent. But there were much larger gaps in North Africa (24 percentage points), and in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa (15 points). * The sectoral segregation…