The plus size business has been growing at an alarming rate over the past couple of years, with an estimated $3.8 billion worth of merchandise on the market.
And that’s not counting fashion brands that have made it their mission to cater to these women.
And yet, many companies are still hesitant to give these women their due respect.
The plus size industry has been a huge boon to the industry, with brands like H&M, Gap, Urban Outfitters, and even Target and Macy’s opening plus sizes stores.
But that’s just a small part of the larger picture.
There’s also a whole slew of other reasons why a plus sized woman might not be able to find a job in the plus size space.
A few reasons why you might not get hired in the Plus Size spaceThe first reason is the gender divide.
The average size in the U.S. is 36B, while the average size for women is 34C.
That means that in the larger workforce, the majority of plus size workers are men.
Additionally, the size of the workplace can play a major role in the hiring process.
If you’re a woman in a smaller space, for example, the odds are that you may be less able to land an interview with a larger company.
Plus size is a relatively new trend that started to pop up in the ’90s, and for good reason.
While it’s not unheard of to see women wearing the same size clothing, it’s generally frowned upon.
In a 2012 interview with the New York Times, former “Vogue” editor Anna Wintour revealed how she’s struggled with the idea of wearing a plus-size outfit on the job for years.
“I’ve got so many issues with it that I just want to not wear it at all, not even in the office,” she said.
“Because the thing is, I know that I’m a better editor than I am a secretary.
I know I can make better decisions and make decisions with more accuracy than I can with my skirt.”
It’s not just the gender of the person in charge that can play into hiring decisions, either.
The work environment can play an important role in how companies view a woman’s size.
A 2013 study from Columbia University’s Center for Women and Society found that a workplace can affect whether a woman is hired as a secretary, receptionist, or sales representative.
The second reason is that it’s just not a good fit.
The typical plus size woman is a tall, slender woman who wears a lot of jewelry.
In addition, plus-sized women have the lowest self-esteem of any group of women, according to the 2013 Women in Leadership survey.
Plus-sized female leaders often struggle with their appearance, which can be a major barrier to getting an interview.
Plus size also makes it harder to fit into a larger environment.
“Women of color are often less likely to find employment in the industry than white women,” one of the researchers, Rebecca Wieser, told the Times.
“Plus-sized, non-white women are also less likely than white-to have an education.”
Plus-size women are generally seen as “problematic” in the workplace, according the study, and “are more likely to have a history of sexual harassment and violence.”
And the final reason is because companies have historically viewed them as “over-represented.”
Plus size is considered to be the “second sex,” meaning women with a higher body mass index are more likely than women with the same BMI to be employed in a job.
The problem is, these women tend to be less experienced and more vulnerable than other women.
That’s why plus-model Jessica Biel was hired to work at Nike after being rejected by the company in 2013, and what may have happened next was a result of the fact that Biel had an eating disorder.
In her piece, Wintours claims that the way women are viewed is an “enormous barrier to finding a job.”
“There’s this perception that plus-models are underrepresented in the work force and that’s really a stereotype that you see when you go to work, and it’s actually a real problem,” she told the New Yorker.
“You have to look at it from the other side, because plus-plus women are disproportionately represented in the workforce, so there’s a whole cycle of things that we don’t see.”
A few things to considerWhen you’re asked to work on a project with a plus person, the first thing you should think about is whether the person you’re working with has the qualifications and skills to handle the workload.
For example, a plus model is often asked to help design and color the website for a clothing company.
But if the model has never worked in the fashion industry before, she may not have the knowledge and skills needed to handle such a challenging task.
Plus model Jessica Bialek, a 32-year-old plus size model, is