Since it is Labor Day, I want to write a little something about our labor force and how women have become, and are a big part of it. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, including women. To some, Labor Day also means or symbolizes the end of summer, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events, which is a good thing, but let’s not forget about all those that work hard and contribute in making this a prosperous country, a prosperous world.
As of 2018, women make up about 47% of the workforce in the United States. I think that if more women were to join the workforce, everyone will benefit. Even though there are still large gaps that remain between women and men in employment rates, the types of jobs they hold, and the wages they earn, as women, we are a force to be reckoned with. We are strong and won’t be ignored, and I think we are closing those gaps more and more every year. As women, we have so much to offer. So, when you’re with your friends and family this Labor Day, think about what this day means for you. You’re welcome to comment your thoughts below. I would love to hear from you.
I wish you all a happy Labor Day!
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” — Michelle Obama
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