Are single mothers least likely to be hired?
I have heard this from documentaries. I've been told this at employment agencies. The reasons I've heard is that single mothers are more likely to miss work frequently due to ricocheting illnesses, lack of child care, other family emergencies.
My mom, on the other hand, told me that single mothers are more likely to be hired because they need a job the most.
My experiences in job searching has been explaining long periods of not being employed and spotty employment. I've been given weird, uneasy looks from employers when they find out I'm a parent. But I have been accepted jobs, before. While having a job, I've been asked why can't Dawn's dad take her to Dr. appointments, is Dawn old enough to stay home by herself in the evenings just so they can move me from a day shift to an evening shift. I've had to bring her to work with me a few times. Wait for her dad to pick her up, etc, etc.
It's really hard for me to believe my mom is right. But at the same time, I do a lot and sacrifice a bit to keep a job. One employer was trying to pressure me into making my daughter skip a swimming lesson because no one else wanted to show up for work.