In the push towards gender equality, women in the workplace face challenges that often feel out of their control — out-dated corporate policies, sexist colleagues and managers with subconscious hiring preferences, to name a few. But one of the few factors firmly in the hands of women is which career path to pursue.
About 40 per cent of people in their 50s and older are actively looking for work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A larger percentage of these job seekers are women looking for the best job for the next phase of their career.
The gender pay gap persists, although there’s been some progress: according to a 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men -- 20 cents more than in 1979, the first year for which figures were available.
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