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Construction Company Recruits Houston Women To Address Worker Shortage

TDIndustries partnered with the United Way to find and train women for a career in construction

Randee Herrin, VP of new construction at TDIndustries, approached the United Way to get more women into their workforce

The construction industry has long suffered a shortage of skilled workers.

One company with a presence in Houston, TDIndustries, decided one way to get more workers is to recruit women, which are largely underrepresented in the industry.

Nationwide, just 9.1 percent of construction workers are women.

Randee Herrin, VP of new construction at TDIndustries, initiated a partnership with the United Way’s Thrive initiative to find women and train them for a career in construction.

On Thursday, the class of 10 graduated from the 12-week program.

To listen to the interview with Herrin, click on the play button above.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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