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Jill Atwood ReportingThe Department of Workforce services has a new project it is pretty proud of. Economists are boasting a new magazine devoted strictly to women and careers in Utah.
More women then ever before are now in the workforce, especially in Utah. Sure, we still gravitate to teaching, nursing and secretarial work, but today's smart woman is starting to branch out, going into occupations that in the past were traditionally held by men.
Lecia Langston Economist, Department of Workforce Services "The occupations that are hot for women are the same as the occupations that are hot for men. Those things tend to be in sciences, Engineering, computers, things in the healthcare industry and that have good wages. "
But with our new position in the workforce comes a unique mix of challenges specific to women. That's why the magazine Utah Careers For Women was launched. It tackles many of those issues, all in one place. It even addresses topics you may not have thought of that will help you in the long run.
Kim Bartel Manager, Workforce Information: "How to negotiate for wages, some women are uncomfortable doing that, may not even know uncomfortable doing that it deals with issues such as considering occupations you may not have considered before."
You'll also find other articles on balancing work and family, salaries, childcare, negotiating with the boss, and how to sell yourself.
Kim Bartel: "We need especially to make our young women understand that they're going to be in the labor market for a long time and they need to make some good career decisions because it affects their life and the life of their family."
You can log onto jobs.utah.gov to see the entire magazine online.