More female tradespeople help B.C. beat its shortage of construction workers
October 8, 2019
The trades sector is a key economic driver throughout the province, employing about 180,000 workers out of a total of more than 242,000 in construction, according to BC Stats.
Construction companies that hire women might find that their staff work better together, too. “Women are socialized to be more collaborative, and they bring that to the workplace,” says Victoria’s Lindsay Kearns, a HeroWork volunteer and electrician who is vice-president of the BC Tradeswomen Society.
Source: BC Business