Carpenters Local 1977 is making an effort to bring more women into the construction industry and raise awareness about common misconceptions.
“Women think that you have to be a big, strong, burly man to do the job, when really a lot of it is paying finely tuned attention to details,” said Jovan Johnson, an agent for Carpenters Local 1977.
Johnson said a lack of awareness of the many facets of the construction industry has kept many women from entering the workforce which is only made up of ten percent women nationwide.
She also said decades of bias have made it more difficult for women to seriously consider construction as an occupation.
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