Here to Stay: Black, Latina, and Afro-Latina Women In Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment

The brief amplifies the voices of early-career tradeswomen and underscores the many benefits they gain from working in the construction trades, while also examining the obstacles that can limit their potential to not only remain in the construction trades but also advance in the industry.

This briefing paper is timely as Federal policymakers are investing in infrastructure and jobs in construction are projected to grow at all levels. With women of color losing substantial ground in the job market due to COVID-19, it is necessary for Black, Latina, Afro-Latina and other women of color to have the opportunity to succeed in the construction trades, to create a more dynamic and equitable workforce. – Lark Jackson

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