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Women 'will dominate the workplace'

Published: Friday, 03 October 2008   Category: Life after graduation

A change to the way people work will see women become the dominant force in the workplace by 2033, it has been claimed.

In news which might be of interest to those looking for graduates jobs, the Future Laboratory, which conducted a study on behalf of Microsoft, predicts the a greater emphasis on "female and female-oriented soft skills" will become increasingly vital to the economy, reports Onrec.com.

Jemma Harris, mobile working expert at the software giant, said: "As these skills and creativity become the currency for tomorrow's economy, coupled with the advantage mobile technologies will provide women with, we'll see a greater shift towards more equal opportunities for women."

Men of working age will also need to brush up on these skills to make sure they can survive in the "mobile age", she added.

Recently, the website reported the finding of a study by Cruise118, which revealed 46 per cent of people would like to work from home on a full-time basis.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18810578-ADNFCR

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