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At-Home Moms Are an Effective Workforce

May 01, 2008 10:26 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Stay-at-home moms are becoming successful members of the workforce, and providing well-qualified labor to employers who need help fast.

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“SWAT” moms, “smart women with available time,” are a growing trend in the workforce. They offer a ready supply of work to bosses who need qualified temporary help.

While making a little money for their work, mothers can keep their job skills fresh and still spend quality time with their children.

Also taking advantage of the type of flexibility that motherhood affords are “mompreneurs.” According to the Cape Cod Times, “There's nothing new about mothers finding ingenious ways to earn money from home while raising their kids. But today, e-commerce makes it possible for such ventures to earn more than grocery money. Sometimes lots more.”

But although the number of at-home moms taking on a dual-role is growing, their task can still be difficult.

Working mothers are “the most overloaded people on the planet,” says Parenting.com. And if that’s not enough, it turns out multitasking can be dangerous for the multitasker and for those around them.

Headline Link: At-Home Moms in the Work Force

Background: Leaving the office

Reactions: Moms weigh in

Related: (Dis)advantages of technology

Reference: Multitasking, telecommuting

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