How women can help solve the construction labor shortage

“The traditional labor pool of young, white men who are the children of construction workers does not exist anymore. They went to college,” University of Massachusetts Labor Resource Center Director of Research Susan Moir said. “There’s a pool of workers that need good jobs, and that is women, particularly women of color.”

This week is the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, an event started in 2015 to develop the skills of potential construction workers and expand the talent pipeline.

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