FOR WORK­ERS

The Courier-Mail - Career One - - Job Focus -

From 2013-14 to 2014-15 two ma­jor male-dom­i­nated in­dus­tries have re­duced their full-time per­ma­nent jobs.

Min­ing dropped 14,865 full­time per­ma­nent male work­ers and con­struc­tion dropped 7851.

Mean­while, job op­por­tu­ni­ties are open­ing up in the fe­male-dom­i­nated in­dus­tries of aged care be­cause of the age­ing pop­u­la­tion, child care be­cause of more women re­turn­ing to the work­force, and dis­abil­ity care be­cause of the new Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­surance Scheme.

Bed­ford chief ex­ec­u­tive Sally Pow­ell says a lot of men don’t con­sider the dis­abil­ity sec­tor, as they see it as stereo­typ­i­cally fe­male, but don’t un­der­stand there are a range of jobs no dif­fer­ent to a com­mer­cial busi­ness.

She says her dis­abil­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion has a larger por­tion of male em­ploy­ees than many oth­ers be­cause it is fo­cused on find­ing work for peo­ple with dis­abil­ity and of­ten this is in the male­dom­i­nated sec­tors of

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