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FVCC Hosts Salary Negotiation Workshop, 4/18, Kalispell, Montana

April 3, 2017View for printing

Flathead Valley Community College will host a workshop on April 18 designed to teach people how to professionally negotiate a fair salary. Free and open to the public, "Start Smart" is relevant to women and men of all ages.

Sponsored by FVCC, American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Kalispell, AAUW Montana and the Women's Foundation of Montana, the workshop will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 144 of the Arts and Technology Building on campus. Refreshments and workshop materials will be provided to all participants. Pre-registration is required at

According to research conducted by AAUW, during their first year in the workforce after graduating college, women earn an average of 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn. The gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years.

"In an attempt to fight this wage gap, Start Smart workshops prepare college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits," said event coordinator and AAUW-Kalispell member Jesse Kuntz.

Participants will learn how to identify the appropriate job title to match their current skills and experience as well as how to determine the median salary range paid for this title. In addition, they will learn tips for approaching an employer about re-negotiating a salary or for entering into salary negotiations for a new position.


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