Here’s a stat you won’t find on SportsCenter: Jobs in sports-related industries have increased by 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while the overall national job market grew by 5.5 percent, according to a new report from CareerBuilder and EMSI. Sports-related jobs also demand higher-than-average salaries, with average earnings of $78,455 per year, compared to the national average of $57,947.
Though many are calling the Emmys producers “sexist” for a stunt that put actress Sofia Vergara on a pedestal to be ogled by viewers, that moment was hardly the only offensive part of the night. Just a couple hours earlier, on the red carpet, E! reporters (and I use the term loosely) were subtly reinforcing gender stereotypes.
Long before there was Team Bill or Team Eric, Team Jacob and Team Edward, or Team Peeta and Team Gale, America was caught in a love triangle between two other men: Siskel and Ebert. But even members of Team Siskel can appreciate “Life Itself,” the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s memoir of the same name.
“Quality is one of the cornerstones of this agency, so candidates who demonstrate quality in their work is an imperative,” says FSC Interactive President McKenzie Coco of the marketing agency’s approach to hiring. It is largely due to this commitment to quality that CareerBuilder recently recognized FSC as the winner of the 2014 Big Strides in Small Business Award, which recognizes small businesses for their innovative hiring and workforce development efforts.
Despite all the progress Peggy Olson and Joan Holloway are making at Sterling Cooper and Partners, gender bias is still very much present in today’s workplace. The recent findings that men are more likely than women to get flexible work schedules approved are just the latest in mounting evidence that women still have a long way to go in terms of equal treatment.
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