Bringing Women Back

It's not all gloom and doom, economically speaking. An article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the blooming of career re-entry programs for women scientists and engineers. "Prospects for long-term job growth in these fields are relatively good, and many employers expect a talent shortage, partly because of high quit rates among experienced women," the article says. Honeywell, GE, and MIT have all launched programs to help women technologists return to work, most often after time off to have kids.

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