Manufacturing Equality: Attracting Women to the Industry

I’m hearing a lot of manufacturers talk about how they need to attract more women to manufacturing but why?

For good reason – 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟗% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐞.

These are high-paying jobs that have career potential, and many of the entry-level positions require little-to-no previous experience in the industry. So why are they struggling?

The answer is simple.

Factory jobs were built by men, for men. 12-hour shifts, mandatory OT, and little to no time off created an environment where women, especially working mothers, simply can’t enter the manufacturing workforce.

Add to that, the misconception that all factory jobs are hot, dangerous, and dirty, and you now have an entire generation that has no desire to take these jobs.

But there’s a solution.

You just need to adjust your perspective on what a “good worker” in manufacturing looks like and help get the word out that these are great professions that offer safe, reliable work where you can learn new skills, work with robotics, and still have work-life balance.

But you HAVE to rethink your time off and scheduling policies, or you’ll just keep seeing the same results.

Take the first step today!

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