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Women Comprise Less Than One-Third of the US Manufacturing Workforce

US Manufacturing women workforce

According to a recent Industry Week article, manufacturing needs more women: “But there’s a major issue facing the manufacturing industry today – an estimated two-million-worker shortfall over the next decade. Currently, women make up less than one-third (29%) of the overall U.S. manufacturing workforce.”

But what are we doing to promote manufacturing careers to women? The article explores the industry’s opportunity to educate, train and recruit more female workers by profiling three women in manufacturing leadership positions and the advice they have for other women interested in pursuing industrial careers.

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