Women are critical to the future of manufacturing.
Women are underrepresented and underutilized in the manufacturing workforce. Despite making up about half of all workers overall, they account for less than one-third of manufacturing workers. Compounding this problem and creating an urgency around getting more women into manufacturing is the fact that plenty of jobs are out there ready to be filled, as manufacturers currently face a workforce crisis.
I chose to work at Parker for many reasons. It’s a clean working environment, where the safety of the employee is a top priority of the facility. The pay and benefits are good, and they provide extra bonuses, such as the profit-sharing program, perfect attendance rewards and safety rewards. The open-door policy is also nice to have, so one can voice any concerns or ideas for change that they might have. I like how Parker is a manufacturer that is willing and wanting to evolve and change with the times and listens to employee’s wants and needs. I am proud to work for Parker and would recommend Parker to anyone that is needing a better place to work.”
– Staci J. Kit Pricing & Inventory Associate, 16 years of service.
I’m passionate about impacting my community in a positive way. One of the ways I fill this passion is supplying our customers with the parts, knowledge and resources needed to provide solutions and growth opportunities. This not only makes an impact on the people in my community but many other communities around the world. Knowing the hard work and determination I put into my job is impacting and helping people makes coming to work every day exciting and rewarding.”
– Lea K., Customer Service Representative, 2.5 years of service.
Resources for connecting women to careers in manufacturing are abundant.
Despite the fact that women are an underutilized resource in the manufacturing sector, there are a number of resources to help women get connected and discover the many possibilities within the industry.
Interested in learning more? Read the latest report from the Manufacturing Institute about the state of Women in Manufacturing.
How Important are Women in Manufacturing?
“Many outstanding women leaders are making huge strides in building and promoting the manufacturing industry and are demonstrating what modern manufacturing offers – rewarding and fulfilling careers with limitless opportunity for growth. Today’s manufacturing employees are building and designing the future, and women in manufacturing serve as ambassadors to move this industry forward.”
– Jay Timmons, President and CEO National Association of Manufacturers