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When it comes to COVID’s economic and social collateral damage, far too little attention is being paid to the impact on women. They are leaving the workforce at an unprecedented rate in order to take care of their families, turning our economic crisis into a “she-cession” that is erasing many of the workplace gains women
Addie Swartz started reacHIRE to help women resume their careers and eliminate the stigma of career breaks. Since the Concord-based company launched in 2013, reacHIRE has placed nearly 1,000 women into new jobs across sectors from financial services to life sciences. About 96 percent of the women hired into full-time roles stay longer than two
During this female-led recession, returnships could be part of the solution, proponents say. “It’s even more critical that companies and our society really figure out how to create on-ramps for this great talent,” said Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE.
Climbing a ladder or scaling a jungle gym are both independent endeavors, fraught with danger and surrounded by people who are all trying to do the same thing without falling off. Instead, I prefer the concept of a moveable bridge that enables me to cross with others — an adaptable yet secure way to reach
Check out reacHIRE CEO, Addie Swartz on WBZ | CBS Boston, as she discusses pathways for returning to work after a career break. Also hear Verina LeGrand (she-hers-her)’s inspirational story of joining Fidelity Investments after a two-year career break, following a tragic accident. A career break does not have to be a career breaker!