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Are their wage disparities with people who hold San Antonio jobs?

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Men and women with San Antonio jobs may have wage disparities that are significant, according to a survey from

Monster in conjunction with the WageIndicator Foundation, today released data regarding wage disparities among men and women in the United States and Europe.

The data collected determined that on average, men’s wages are 22-29% higher than women’s. In taking a closer look, the data also shows that U.S. men in supervisory positions make up to 42% higher wages, on average, than their women counterparts.

Country-specific findings include:

United States

In the U.S., on average female workers earn 29% lower wages than males.
While there were “only” 4 percentage points fewer female respondents who claimed to work in supervisory positions, wages for male supervisors showed to be 42% higher than females.

United Kingdom

In the UK, female workers earn 22% lower wages on average.
While women workers in the UK can expect an average 22% wage increase if promoted to a supervisory position, male supervisors earn more than 40% higher wages than their non-supervisor counterparts.
Male supervisors in the UK earn 45% more than female supervisors.
UK male workers also receive more generous tenure-related wage increases: women can expect 38% higher wages after 10+ years in their profession, while men receive 60% higher wages after the same amount of time, when compared to labor market entrants.


In Spain, female workers earn 26% lower wages than males.
After spending ten years in their profession, Spanish men can expect a full 100% increase in wages, while Spanish women earn a 75% increase after the same amount of time.
Spanish male workers in supervisory positions also earn 35% more than their female counterparts.


In Germany, female workers earn 23% lower wages than males.
Raises for tenure and/or increased responsibility are distributed somewhat more evenly: German men in supervisory roles earn 16% more than their women counterparts, and there is almost no difference (0.4%) in the amount a male worker’s wages are increased after 10+ years in their profession over the increase a woman worker can expect.

Respondents to the survey were from different age groups, varied industries, and various hierarchical positions in their respective occupations. The data allowed analysts to determine the greatest gender gaps by industry. The highest gaps appeared in the Healthcare, Finance and Insurance, Legal, and Education and Research fields. These fields show women earning between 35% and 43% less than men, respectively.

Examining feedback from the US, UK, Spain and Germany, on average:

Healthcare: females earn 34% less
Finance & Insurance: females earn 35% less
Legal: females earn 40% less
Education & Research: females earn 33% less

Company hiring for seasonal jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Amazon is hiring thousands for seasonal jobs in San Antonio, among other locations across the country.

The online retail giant has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the U.S. and will have more than 15 sortation centers by the end of 2014.

The new network of sortation centers is fueling a range of innovations like Sunday delivery, later cut-off ordering times for customers and the ability to control packages deeper into the delivery process.

Amazon is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand.

For its regular, full-time fulfillment center positions, Amazon offers competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards.

Amazon also offers regular full-time employees programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

“So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “We’re excited to be creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, thousands of which will lead to regular, full-time roles with benefits starting on day one and innovative programs like Career Choice for employees to further pursue their education.”