Mothers struggle to find work after career break


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The Independent Online

A fifth of women have not been able to get a job after taking a career break to have a child, a new study has shown.

A survey of more than 2,500 mothers also revealed that a similar number had taken a lower-level position when going back to work. WorkingMums, a jobs website, said its research revealed that half of mothers had retrained in the past three years.

Gillian Nissim, the founder of, said: “Our figures show a very significant number of women are seeking retraining after having children.”

A lack of flexible jobs was the main barrier to mothers going back to work, the report added.