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Women Could Solve Manufacturing's Labor Crisis

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2020
From The Center

Manufacturing has a critical shortage of skilled workers -- more than 2 million are needed now, and the problem is getting worse. But very few women are rushing to fill the gap.

Just 29% of manufacturing's labor force is female, including only 7% in middle-skilled jobs.

That's not because women don't want to work in manufacturing -- among those who do, more than 70% say they'd stay in manufacturing if they were to start their career today, according to a Manufacturing Institute study, and 42% would encourage their daughter or...

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