WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27: ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY
Profile America -- Wednesday, April 27th. This 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. The time is long gone when these positions were thought of mainly as message takers, typists and coffee makers. The job of an administrative professional has evolved into a complex role, closely tied to the field of office automation. Across the nation, there are more than 3 million people in these demanding jobs, all but 8 percent of them women. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 239
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 615
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