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EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: Roxana Mayer Analyzes Benefits of Independent Employment

The number of women choosing to forgo traditional employment and secure independent work is growing. Roxana Mayer, an employment specialist who assists unemployed individuals, believes this to be a positive trend the workforce.
NEW YORK, NY, May 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Wall Street Journal's has released a press release that asserts that more women are seeking independent, entrepreneurial jobs than ever before. While the trend of independent employment has grown drastically, due to the shortage of traditional employment options, MBO Partners, a consulting organization, has revealed surprising statistics regarding the role of female workers in this surge in entrepreneurial endeavors. Roxana Mayer, an employment expert, believes this to be a positive trend that answers the needs of both the personal and professional lives of women.
According to the aforementioned press release, 5.7 million women are currently stay-at-home mothers. Another 66.4 million are employed within the general workforce. But 8.5 million are making the unorthodox decision to secure independent employment through more entrepreneurial ventures. In fact, the press release asserts that the majority of independently employed workers are women, who make up 53 percent of this demographic.
Gene Zaino, the CEO of MBO Partners, released the following statement pertaining to these statistics: "The growing trend of independence is a testament to the pioneering spirit of our nation and the enterprising nature of women on a mission. As the country continues to struggle with economic recovery, women have forged a viable third path that empowers them with even greater control and freedom over their lives and careers. It also gives them greater fulfillment and a new definition of work-life success."
Roxana Mayer agrees with this assertion, as she also believes that heightened control over their professional lives has enticed women to join the ranks of independent workers. But Roxana Mayer believes that the benefits of independent employment stretch beyond control for woman, as they impact both their homes and their careers.
"Although riskier at first than traditional employment, the appeal of independent work to women is evident," commented Roxana Mayer. "Women may seek a higher level of work satisfaction and flexibility, and control of their own schedule may be particularly compatible with family planning. Furthermore, with the gender wage gap suspended at 23 percent, independent work may also lessen the likelihood of wage discrimination."
Aassia Haq, the Chief Marketing Officer for MBO Partners, has concluded that independent employment is a means through which "women professionals can have it all."
Roxana Mayer is the Program Manager of JobNet, where she assists unemployed individuals in securing jobs. Through her professional efforts, she provides access to important resources, including interviewing tips, computers, the Internet, classes targeted toward job skills, resume writing assistance, and much more. Her expertise allows individuals to better prepare for the jobs for which they apply and, ultimately, land. In a highly competitive market with an extreme unemployment rate, this assistance is invaluable to many job candidates.
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