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Free workshop: equal pay negotiation training

Post Date:03/12/2019 1:13 PM

Do you think you should be earning more for your hard work? Learn how to ask for a raise or to negotiate the best salary at a new job. 

Free pay negotiation training classes are open to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Tempe. The City of Tempe has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to offer the workshops, which are designed to help community members build confidence and skills around salary negotiation, market worth, tools of persuasion, and business strategies.

All classes take place from 9 a.m. - noon at the TLC Classroom inside Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. Each class features the same information. Sign up for a class. Registration is required. 

  • Saturday, April 13
  • Saturday, Aug. 3
  • Saturday, Nov. 2
One reason Tempe offers these free classes is to narrow the gender pay gap. In 1963, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act requiring employers to give men and women employees equal pay for equal work in jobs requiring equal skill, effort, responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions.  The Equal Pay Act acknowledges that there might be some pay gaps based on qualifying categories such a seniority system, a merit system, a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production or a differential based on any other factor than sex Even though the federal Equal Pay Act became law in 1963, women continue to experience wage disparities nationally.

Get more details on equal pay as well as an Equal Pay Business designation designed to celebrate businesses that can prove they walk the equal pay talk at www.tempe.gov/equalpay
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