Things are looking up for the construction industry this summer, especially for women looking to enter the field. Those were two of the takeaways from this year’s construction expo of Maine in Augusta.
130 vendors packed the Augusta Civic Center for the 34th annual construction expo of Maine. One of the main draws of the event is their job fair, where job seekers network with potential employers. This year, 16 companies looking to hire were at the job fair, more than twice the amount that typically shows up.
“Construction is indeed still alive despite some of the downs we’ve had and it’s still picking up,” Joyce Newman, director of the expo.
The event is sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. Trisha Mosher is a program director at women unlimited, a non-profit that helps women and minorities get into the construction field by helping to eliminate challenges like transportation and childcare.
“What we do is work with contractors everyday, which is why we’re here at the construction expo, to help people make contact with contractors that are hiring,” said Trisha Mosher, Program Director at Women Unlimited. “We target women, minorities and disadvantaged workers and we pass the information along to them as far as who’s hiring.”
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