Report: Women making inroads in trades

You might find more northeast Indiana women wearing safety goggles and hard hats on the job with increasing gender diversity in the traditionally male-dominated fields of manufacturing and construction.

Northeast Indiana Works released figures Wednesday showing the number of women in manufacturing in northeast Indiana rose from 20,690 in 2011 to 25,055 in 2018 – up 21.1%. Women's share of the total region manufacturing workforce increased from 28.7% to 29.7%, the workforce development organization for an 11-county region reported.

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