Better jobs for the girls

13th October 2000 at 01:00
GIRLS will be offered better careers advice and more work experience in a bid to translate their recent exam success into well-paid jobs, the Government promised last week.

Despite out-performing boys in this year's A-levels and GCSEs, they are still failing to secure the bes jobs, employment minister Tessa Jowell told the Association of Maintained Girls' Schools' annual conference.

"Approximately 60 per cent of women are employed in the 10 lowest-paid careers," she said. "At present, for every pound;1 a man earns, a woman earns only 81p."

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