The Maine Department of Transportation is viewing the $165 million Portland-Sout
The Maine Department of Transportation is viewing the $165 million Portland-South Portland Bridge project as a potential turning point in its efforts to increase the number of skilled women laborers. Around 80 women and minorities will work as trainess on the project, and many are expected to be hired permanently after they complete 1,000 hours of training. Only three percent of Maine workers in the construction trades are women, but the bridge project is expected to be more attractive to women because of its long-term nature and the availability of federally-funded child care. Details.
Maine -- Department of Transportation, Casco Bay Bridge, Women construction workers
"The Maine Department of Transportation is viewing the $165 million Portland-Sout" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12949.