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Tue July 12, 2011
Men At Work, With Added Stress
A new Pew study says the sluggish recovery from the “Great Recession” has been better for men than women.
But in the context of the June recent jobs report that shows only 18,000 new jobs were created nationally - it might signal continued bad times for both sexes.
Today, where we live, we’ll look at the reality of jobs picture in Connecticut, as two question marks loom: Coming massive layoffs of state workers, and the jumpstart of Governor Malloy’s “First Five” initiative meant to create new jobs.
We’ll pull apart the Pew study and find out what it means for men and women trying to get jobs.
Meanwhile, the increased job demands and long work hours for many men are contributing to an increase in “work-family conflict” – that’s according to a new study by the Families and Work Institute