This VtDigger piece by Elizabeth Gribkoff looks at the impact for women owned business, workers on the frontline, and in some of the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19.
VCW’s Cary Brown is quoted: “We know where women are starting, which is that more of them are concentrated in low wage jobs, more of them are tipped workers.”
As Vermont moves forward with reimagining the future of its educational system, now is the time to center the principles of equity and access at the very core of that process. The VSC is already providing significant access to education and training for a wide range of fields, including high-wage, high-demand jobs that the Vermont economy needs. Consistently, the VSC has shown impressive innovation and creativity in broadening its reach around the state through partnerships, distance learning, and satellite locations.
The second of several topical resource guides for dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find all of our COVID-19 resources at http://women.vermont.gov/covid19.
ACCD hotline to report impacts and be directed to resources: (802) 461-5143, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The first of several topical resource guides for dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find all of our COVID-19 resources at http://women.vermont.gov/covid19.
Access to Food
Hunger Free VT is putting together outreach materials and will be updating their website to keep everyone in the loop with any important changes to school meal programs, 3SquaresVT, and other nutrition programs.
Equal Pay Day is coming up Tuesday, March 31st, and it's more important than ever to draw attention to the ways women are uniquely economically impacted during these hard times. Hannah Lane has provided a great overview of the relevant points from the CTS report, and busted any myths non-believers may still hold dear. You can read the commentary here.
Tuesday, March 31st is National Equal Pay Day, symbolizing the fact that the average American woman must work three months into 2020 to earn what the average American man made in 2019.
Vermonters are struggling as we face enormous change and uncertainty with the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. As difficult as it may be, you are not alone. Find information, help, and resources to get you through, as well as ways to get involved and help others. Find help and resources and explore ways to give!
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South Burlington, VT – PC Construction announced today that it has joined over 180 other Vermont companies in signing on to a Vermont Equal Pay Compact, pledging its support for gender equity in the workplace. It’s a move that coincides with national Women in Construction Week, but that also honors PC’s longstanding commitment to elevating strong women at its employee-owned company.
Press Release: New State Government Resource to Help Vermonters Address Sexual Harassment and Workplace Discrimination
Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, announced new resources available today from the Workplaces For All public education program, workplacesforall.vermont.gov, to make workers, employers, and all Vermonters aware of laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, where to find information, strategies for prevention, and ways to address sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.