Women seen as key to reducing B.C.’s labour shortage
April 13, 2021
As B.C. looks to pull itself out of its COVID-induced economic lull, the sectors expecting to be the economy’s major engines – mining, resources, construction and transportation – are struggling with skilled-labour shortages that could be resolved quickly if industry leaders looked in the right direction, observers say.
The key demographic that could provide the answer, they say, is women. According to B.C. advocates, educators and tradespeople, the potential for skilled female workers to offset the shortage of electricians, heavy-machinery operators, automotive repair technicians and other trades is huge in a province needing to maximize its workforce.Source: Business in Vancouver