career break


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career break

an interruption to an individual's career for the purpose of childcare or achievement of personal goals outside work. Some organizations now allow staff to take career breaks of several years' duration without loss of seniority or occupational position. It can be a way of reducing LABOUR TURNOVER and tackling DISCRIMINATION against female employees.
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"There are a lot of people who have taken a career break who are wanting to return to work, but are not able to find the type of jobs they want," says Kirsten Bodley, chief executive of the Women's Engineering Society." They tend to take a job that offers flexibility, but often those jobs aren't in need of the skills that they actually have."
"It is our ambition to make it easier for all technology professionals to find and enjoy work, regardless of age or if they have taken a career break. Our hope is that initiatives such as this will go some way towards improving employment opportunities in the technology sector."
[U.S.A], Dec 21 ( ANI ): Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who will be next seen in the upcoming movie 'The Greatest Showman', has revealed that he is planning to take a career break really soon.
"As a company that prides itself on its inclusive workplace culture, we consider it among our top priorities and responsibilities to create opportunities for all talented professionals, and have found that those with recent career breaks are often overlooked," said Scott Tierney, senior vice president of Human Resources, Middle East and Africa, Mastercard.
She said: "There are times when many of us may have to take a lengthy career break, whether this is for family or personal reasons.
Discussing the benefits of the programme, Dawn said, "There are times when many of us may have to take a lengthy career break, whether this is for family or personal reasons.
Julianne worked in corporate strategy before a four-year career break while her children were young, and then retrained as a psychologist.
Many of those taking advantage of the scheme are likely to be women who have taken time out of the workplace to bring up their children, but the programme is open to both genders and could benefit people who have taken a career break for other caring responsibilities.
Now taking a career break, it was great to see the selfless, Chester-based doctor making great progress, and being the subject of a special programme: Waheed's Wars: Saving Lives Across The World (BBC1, Monday).
General Motors continues to expand its career reentry program, Take 2, which provides training and development opportunities for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.
The programme called Naya Aghaaz has been launched by a mobile phone operator - Telenor and has been tailored specifically for women who are currently on a career break.

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