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MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF MANAGERS IN 2015 WERE WOMEN
Women made up 39.2% of the 17 million people employed in management occupations in 2015. The management occupation with the highest share of women was medical and health services managers at 73.7%, according to research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics TED blog.
Other management occupations in which the women’s share was greater than 65% were human resource managers (73.3%), social and community service managers (67.4%), and education administrators (65.7%). The shares of women and men were nearly equal among financial managers and property, real estate, and community association managers. Women made up less than 20% of construction managers (6.7%), architectural and engineering managers (7.4%), and industrial production managers (18.3%). Additionally, 27.9% of chief executives were women.
AEDC’S SMALL & MINORITY BUSINESS DIVISION TO HOST MATCHMAKER CONFERENCE SEPT. 8
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Small and Minority Business Division will host a business matchmaking event Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center in Little Rock. The matchmaker event will allow approximately 300 small and minority business owners from across the state the chance to have 12-minute meetings face to face (speed-dating style) with company-purchasing representatives based on the company’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Attendees will be sent an individualized meeting agenda for their meetings prior to the event.
The event is sponsored by The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Lockheed Martin, Delta Regional Authority, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, and the Newport Economic Development Corp. The event is open to all small and minority business owners. The deadline to register is August 15.
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF STEEL TRADE MONITORING TOOL
The U.S. Department of Commerce released on Aug. 1 a new series of reports detailing current steel trade flows involving the world’s top importing and exporting countries. The initial release from the Department’s International Trade Administration is comprised of 20 country-specific reports and a global summary that provides U.S. businesses with updated market intelligence. These reports serve as the basis for a new Global Steel Trade Monitor that will be fully implemented in 2017.
These reports mark the first phase of the Commerce Department’s expanded global steel trade monitoring and analysis efforts that will comprise the new Global Steel Trade Monitor, due to be fully implemented in 2017. In the coming weeks, the federal agency intends to release another group of reports covering the 10 next-largest steel-importing and exporting countries. Ultimately, the entire series of reports will be updated on a quarterly basis to reflect the latest data and market trends. Daily reports are available here.