Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee released a new report examining the role of women in American manufacturing.
The report finds that manufacturing employment has grown by over 500,000 jobs in recent years, creating new opportunities for women in these fields. Klobuchar called for solutions to bring more women into the industry at a time when many manufacturers are looking for workers with the right skills and experience.
The report finds that over the past several years the manufacturing industry has consistently added jobs - between February 2010 and April 2013, employment in the sector grew by 530,000 jobs.
Women currently make up 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce, indicating there is room for growth for more women to get involved in the field.