Encouraging news for women wanting to reenter workforce

Good time for women to reenter workforce

When the pandemic hit a few years ago, it forced child care centers to close and jobs to disappear. It especially had a big impact on women's careers.

A BRAVA Magazine story says more than a million women left the workforce during that time - many believing they were better off taking care of their kids at home. But the job outlook continues to improve and experts say now is a good time for women to reenter the workforce.

Madison College advisor Sarita Field told BRAVA the challenge women have faced for a long time is self-selecting out of opportunities. "Not having every single qualification shouldn't stop you from applying for a job you're passionate about."

Field says women need to better showcase their skills in a more confident and truthful way.

Contact Madison College's Sarita Field at sjfield@madisoncollege.edu.

Looking to update your job skills or change careers? Madison College has lots of choices for you.