women in nontraditional jobs
At Con Edison, women are engineers, mechanics, general utility workers, and top executives, to name just a few.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a nontraditional occupation is one where women comprise less than 25 percent of workers in that particular job.
To attract more women to nontraditional jobs, we continued to increase our partnerships with Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), Hour Children, Hostos Community College, and Helmets to Hardhats. Through this effort, we have increased the percentage of women in stock-handler positions. We continued to partner with organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, American Association of Blacks in Energy, and IEEE to attract a diverse population of engineers and GOLD candidates.
NEW prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled utility, construction, and transportation industries. For 36 years, NEW has helped women earn jobs that provide economic independence and a secure future. The group primarily serves low-income minority women in New York City. Con Edison supports NEW's hands-on shop classes in carpentry, electric work, and painting; and training in pre-apprenticeship and job-readiness skills; lifting and carrying; trades math; and health and safety.
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