“People need jobs!” says recruitment company
Rise of the £75,000 male secretary: Growing number of men applying for positions due to high rate of graduate unemployment
A growing number of men are applying for positions as secretaries and personal assistants – a job predominantly taken by women in the past.
The surge is partly due to the high rate of graduate unemployment – more than one-fifth are out of work – and has been fuelled by salaries which can hit £75,000.
Source: Daily Mail, 14th October 2013
While it may or may not be the case that men are taking jobs in traditionally ‘female’ roles (and that’s a whole thorny issue right there), what absolutely IS the case is that this story is merely a reason to get a certain recruitment agency mentioned in the newspapers:
‘Out of the 1,000 candidates we’ve registered in the past 12 months, around 200 are male,’ said David Morel, of Tiger Recruitment. ‘It’s increasing the whole time.’