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Moms are making their way into construction industry

Colleen Donnellan, who has been a sheet metal worker for nearly 30 years, with her daughter, Jillian Harvey, 7.

The Boston Globe recently took a look at recent efforts to increase the number of women in the building trades. Follow the jump to see an interesting snippet, and a trackback to the full article.


"Working construction can pay well — much more than fields typically populated by women, such as home health care, child care, and retail. A first-year building-trades apprentice earns $17 to $21 per hour, plus health insurance, a pension, step increases, and an annuity plan. And with state and federal labor offices estimating that the construction trades can expect 30 percent job growth in Greater Boston between 2012 and 2022, there is room for new workers."

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