Only 2.6% in construction field women

Programs seek to add more, pull ‘industry that time forgot’ into modern age

Posted: August 31, 2014 at 5:37 a.m.

Sophia McIntosh stands outside a construction site in New York where she works as a shop steward.

Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom -- in safety glasses and a T-shirt -- learning to be a carpenter.

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