Thursday: New study finds declining job opportunities for women in Toronto, cycle of part-time, temporary work

TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - A new study to be released on Thursday, March 6 finds that job prospects for women in the Greater Toronto Area are dismal and not getting any better. The study "Working Women, Working Poor" will be released at a press conference on Thursday. It tracks women of a range of ages, ethnic backgrounds and education levels in Toronto and their experiences in the job market.

The full study is being released on March 6 at the press conference, in advance of International Women's Day on March 8.

Press conference:

Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.
25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Speakers will include:
Winnie Ng, Unifor/CAW Sam Gindin Chair at Ryerson University and member of the Women and Work Research Group
Prabha Khosla, study researcher writer
Pam Sanichar, laid off manufacturing worker formerly a member of the United Steelworkers Union
Andria Babbington, Unite Here Local 75
Viktoria Belle, young worker facing a series of part-time and temporary jobs

The study was written by Prabha Khosla and funded by the Women and Work Research Group.

SOURCE: Women and Work Research Group

For further information:

Carolyn Egan, President of the United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council 416-806-7985 
Prabha Khosla, Women and Work Research Group study author 647-867-3363 
Shannon Devine, Unifor Communications Department 416-302-1699

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