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    :: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 ::

    Turning blue collars pink - by Anne Hamre, Minnesota Women's Press
    Feature: The pay is good, the training relatively short ... so why don't more women choose skilled technical careers?

    The facts are compelling. According to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 'nontraditional' occupations-those with a workforce less than 25 percent female-pay more, and offer better benefits and greater autonomy (less direct supervision). But women in these fields are so underrepresented as to be rare.
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