Women’s History Month fact of the day – March 26th

  • March 26th – The U.S. continues to face high unemployment rates (7.8% as of September 2012), yet American companies cannot find enough workers to fill all the available science, technology, engineering, and mathematics positions. According to the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy research organization, ―American companies urgently need professionals trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, but there are not enough workers with the necessary skills and too few Americans earn post-secondary STEM credentials.
[Source – http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2012/10/22/women-and-stem-careers-how-microsoft-is-building-a-bridge-to-future-innovation-one-girl-at-a-time/]

These facts were taken directly from a Defense Equal Opportunity management Institute Directorate of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives publication.  Additional facts will be posted throughout the month of March, 2013.

For more on Women’s History Month visit the Navy Personnel Command’s Women’s History Month Page

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