career break


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career break

An extended period—from 3 months to 3 years—of unpaid leave which an employee can take from work with a guarantee of being able to return to work at the end of the break.

Reasons for career breaks
Extended maternity, paternity or adoption leave; extended travel; volunteer work; study or research.
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Of the 1,192 who took part 978 (82 per cent) said they intended to leave general practice, take a career break and/or reduce their hours.
Its annual survey found that a fifth of women taking a career break returned to a job at a lower level.
Miss Kennedy, from Hillsborough, Co Down, worked as a legal officer with the commission and began her career break in January 2009.
A Brighouse recruitment agency has launched a campaign to get more teachers back into the classroom after long career breaks.
14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) announced today that Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist, business leader, and longtime supporter, has made a major gift to the organization, a portion of which will be used to establish a new two-year fellowship for lawyers who are transitioning back to the profession after taking a career break.
She told People magazine that a career break was long overdue, asserting that 2015 will be nesting, 100 per cent, and that she's got to take a break.
Then, like many talented women who set out on a career path, Andree decided to take a career break when she had children.
The bank also found that a fifth of women planning to take a career break do not know how they will make up the shortfall.
Q I'VE taken a career break and I am going back to university.
The programmes are open to everyone including school and university-going students and professionals who want to take a sabbatical or career break.
The only presenter to have had major shows on BRMB, Heart and WM is taking a career break after more than two decades on the Midlands' airwaves.
Kyriakopoulos has decided to take a career break from the position he has held for many years, a bank spokeswoman said.

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