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Number Of Female Electricians, Plumbers & Mechanics ‘Reaches 25-Year High’

Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019
by AirTalk
Number Of Female Electricians, Plumbers & Mechanics ‘Reaches 25-Year High’

Women are increasingly taking jobs in the Blue-Collar Fields that have long been male-dominated.

More and more women are being employed as Construction Laborers, Truck Drivers, Police Officers, Security Guards and more.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 43% more women worked in transportation and material moving last year than in 2000.

Women employed in construction increased 23% and the amount of women working in protective service jobs increased to more than 40% since 2000.

So why are more women showing up in the Blue-Collar Workforce?

Two Economy Reporters at The Wall Street Journal say this trend is being driven by broadened recruitment efforts, more women on the job and better wages, among other factors.

To Read This Labor News Report In Its Entirety, Go To: www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2019/04/30/64438/number-of-female-electricians-plumbers-and-mechani/

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