Men Lost more Jobs than Women Worldwide: Accenture

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

jobs  As per the recent research released on Friday by Accenture, men lost more jobs than women worldwide. The survey was conducted between November 2009 and mid-February 2010. In India, 95% layoffs are men, the job loss accounted 71% men in France. In USA, 54% are men and 46% are women for all job losses. The survey also concluded that more male executives are fired than their female counterpart in Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

“In some cases the majority of the work force was men, so most men got impacted,” said Nellie Borrero, who heads global human capital and diversity at Accenture. “It could also mean that companies were more vigilant in insuring that a lot of women would not be impacted.”

The survey further revealed that men are more aemployed with the hardest-hit field due to recession  like manufacturing and construction in US. While women are employed in the less hard-hit field like health care and education. However the scenario is different in some countries. Although, job losses are split evenly in China, the job loss accounts 51% women in Holland. Accenture surveyed 524 senior executives employed at medium to large companies across the world like Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Coursey: Reuters

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