article source: techrepublic.com
overview: Traci Fiatte, CEO of professional and commercial staffing at Randstad US was a quoted resource in this article focusing on working mothers.
"It's been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world, radically shifting the way we work, causing massive unemployment, and creating anxiety for both employers and workers. And when a crisis hits, it tends to expose and exacerbate areas of existing inequality. In this case, it has become clear that women—and to a greater extent, minority women and mothers—have been hit hardest: Nearly 2.5 million women have been forced out of their jobs since March 2020, compared to 1.8 million men, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. And in industries where gender disparities already exist—such as in the tech world—the pandemic exposes and exacerbates already existing inequalities."