Aboriginal women in need of ‘meaningful work,’ report

Few jobs available in rural Newfoundland and Labrador
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/21/2006

There are almost no employment opportunities for Aboriginal women in small and rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and there’s a gender disparity in hiring that favours men for the few available jobs, according to a recent report.

“The availability for employment for Aboriginal women as a whole is a crucial part of maintaining cultural ties within their communities,” said Judy White, author of the report

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