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The Challenge of Getting More Women Into Manufacturing as the Trend Declines

The Challenge of Getting More Women into Manufacturing as the Trend Declines


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/18/2014 -- Since January 2010, women lost more manufacturing roles than they gained. Women’s share of the manufacturing sector is currently just over 27 percent – the lowest level since 1971. Manufacturers’ Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, will address women in manufacturing in the upcoming November 24th issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing.

This means that while women represent nearly half of the total U.S. labor force, they only constitute approximately a quarter of the U.S. manufacturing workforce. Outdated and often wrong perceptions of manufacturing have impacted women’s desires to join the ranks of manufacturers.

The upcoming newsletter will address how high paying manufacturing jobs are especially important to female-head-of-households. Modernizing workplace policies and procedures proves beneficial to companies of all sizes. Companies cannot realize their full potential unless they optimize the talent in their workplaces to support women and overall family needs in the 21st century.

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About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.

The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.

Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.

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