Take a Letter, Mr Jones; OFFICE STYLE More Men Are Entering What Was Once an Exclusively Female Domain. Jo Ind Meets One of the Country's Growing Band of Male Secretaries
Ind, Jo, The Birmingham Post (England)
Just as women are being appointed to jobs for the boys, so men are now landing jobs for the girls.
Temping and secretarial work, which once was an exclusively female domain, is increasingly being taken up by their male counterparts.
Nationwide, the number of men in temping jobs has doubled since 1984 and recruitment agency Office Angels says that about 25 per cent of the people on its books are now men.
This means that men are finding work as secretaries and in customer services, accounts and general keyboard skills.
Lindsey Petrie, West Midlands regional manager for Office Angels, says there are several reasons why this is happening.
In general, temping is becoming more important as flexible working is becoming the way of business.
Latest figures show that 70 per cent of women aged between 16 and 59 are now working, compared with 56 per cent in 1971. Of …
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Publication information: Article title: Take a Letter, Mr Jones; OFFICE STYLE More Men Are Entering What Was Once an Exclusively Female Domain. Jo Ind Meets One of the Country's Growing Band of Male Secretaries. Contributors: Ind, Jo - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: April 1, 1998. Page number: 8. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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