NPR – Deandrea Rahming was eager to go back to work when her youngest child started school, but after more than a decade of being out of the workforce, she wasn’t certain employers would want her. “I was very apprehensive,” Rahming says. “With a woman, it’s always, ‘Do you have kids? Do you have daycare? Are you reliable?'” When Rahming began looking for jobs in the wake of the pandemic, though, she found desperate employers who were eager to hire. The extra income from the jobs she landed as a claims adjuster, and later an administrative assistant, were a welcome boost for her family’s budget.
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