‘Returnships’ offer a new path to restarting careers for caregivers

From BizWoman authored by Anne Stych:

“Professional women who took a career break to spend time as caregivers are being offered a new avenue to return to the workforce.

A tight job market is forcing companies to get creative in filling key positions, leading some to embrace “returnships,” a type of internship for people who are ready to resume their careers after years away.

Apple, Ford and Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble all offer returnships.

Goldman Sachs has offered a re-entry program since 2008, and financial advisory firms Northwestern Mutual, TD Ameritrade and Vanguard have recently added them, CNBC reported.

Harvard Business Review called parents who leave the workforce but later want to reenter it ‘corporate America’s greatest untapped resource.’”

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