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    :: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 ::

    Group seeks to get more women into construction trades - By Riddhi Trivedi-St. Clair, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, Willis said, a majority of women are segregated in about 20 out of 500 major occupations in the economy. Only three or four out of those 20, she said, pay enough to support a family.

    Construction pays well, and yet there are not many women in it, she said.

    'I always felt there should be more women in construction,' Crews said. 'But a lot of women find construction a tough industry to be in.'

    Construction hasn't been a women-friendly workplace, Willis said.

    'The guys aren't openly hostile, but they have been doing things in one way for so long, they don't know how to deal with women on a site,' Willis said.
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