U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 23

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23: PRAISE FOR THE PROS

Profile America — Tuesday, April 23rd.  Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day, a time to recognize a job well done and to promote the growth and training required by today's fast-changing and highly technical workplace.  For years, the observance was known as Secretaries' Day.  The change in name reflects the change in the nature of these jobs.  These positions were once thought of mainly as message takers, typists, and coffee makers, rewarded once a year with lunch and a humorous greeting card.  The job of an administrative professional has evolved into a complex role, closely tied to the field of office automation.  Across the nation, the Census Bureau's current population survey finds there are more than 3 million people in these demanding jobs, all but 4 percent of them women.  Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 616

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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