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Study: Women Hold the Key to Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Women can be a solution to the manufacturing industry's skills gap problem through increased visibility for female leaders, flexible work practices and other important industry-wide changes says a new study Women in Manufacturing: Stepping Up to Make an Impact that Matters. The study points to how companies can effectively recruit, retain and advance talented women in manufacturing, and illustrates how women in manufacturing are making an impact in the industry. More. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

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Women comprise 47 percent of the labor force but only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What are some of the ways to boost the number of women in manufacturing? According to a new survey by The Manufacturing Institute of 600 women professionals in the industry, it turns out recognition can go a long way.