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Be Deliberate, Set Goals: Tips for Recruiting Women

Article-Be Deliberate, Set Goals: Tips for Recruiting Women

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Training women to join the industry isn’t enough, employers must provide them a path for success.

To draw more women workers into the construction industry, contractors must provide an inclusive, welcoming environment with well-established diversity, inclusion and career advancement programs: That was the message from panelists on a webinar this week focused on strategies to recruit and retain women hosted by CPWR, the Center for Construction Research and Training.

Here are some of the top ways that firms can make themselves more attractive to women workers:

Programs are the key to long-term success

Training women and people of color hasn’t been enough, the industry needs policies and programs to promote their success, said Mary Vogel, executive director of Building Pathways, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to the recruitment of underrepresented workers to the building trades.

For more information about this tip, and to read other tips about recruiting women, visit Construction Dive, our sister publication, to read the original article.

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