Changing Workforce / Career Development

Closing the gender gap, and with it the skills gap

By IndustryWeek

Jul 22, 2015

One of the more obvious ways to fill the U.S. manufacturing sector's skilled-workers gap is by recruiting and retaining more women. A new study finds that manufacturing can attract more women by making a concerted effort to recruit them through their social networks; retaining them through mentorships, better pay and more flexible hours; and fostering girls’ interest in manufacturing careers as early as fourth grade.

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