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Women in Zambia are an important part of workforce - November 2009

31 Dec 1969 - Women and Careers in Call Centres, IT, the Retail Sector, Secretarial work, Hotel and Tourism and more on Mywage Zambia

According to the ILO, the population of Zambia by the end of 2008 stood at 12,154,000, of which 6,093,000 were female (50.2%). Within the country, 25% of all households are femaleheaded, according to a recent report by the University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies. And in total, 19% of these female-headed households are run by 15-29 year-old young women. This implies that, of all 15-29 year-old young women, about 58,000 or 3% run a household of their own.

 

This means that employment and a career are of vital importance for many young Zambian women. Choosing the right job, knowing the opportunities and prospects within that sector, and finding out about workplace conditions are key to economic independence, and for being financially stable. 

 

Mywage Zambia has researched career prospects for young women in eight employment areas. You can find out about jobs in the Call Centre sector, Retail, and IT, read about Tourism/Travel Agency work, Secretarial Skills, being a Hotel Receptionist or Housekeeper, and about Bookkeeping.

 

If you want to know more about conditions in the workplace, take our Decent Work Check. And on a lighter note, make sure you get the perfect work-life balance by playing our Partner Check game!

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