14 Feb '11, 2am

Just 49% of Singapore firms said they'd hire working mums, according to a survey

Just 49% of Singapore firms said they'd hire working mums, according to a survey

IF YOU are a working mother looking for a job out there, some employers may be reluctant to hire you. This finding comes from a survey released last month by workspace solutions provider Regus, which found that the proportion of firms worldwide intending to hire more working mums has dropped by a fifth since the same period last year. Only 36 per cent of companies globally plan to hire working mums this year, compared to 44 per cent last year. In Singapore, the study found that while 55 per cent of firms polled plan to add staff, a smaller proportion - 49 per cent - declared that they would hire working mums. Over 10,000 business respondents from Regus' global contacts database were interviewed in August and September last year. Mr William Willems, vice-president of South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand at Regus, said: 'It is not surprising to see that prejudiced atti...

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