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Harper Government supports opportunities for women in Newfoundland and Labrador

Minister Leitch announces new investments to promote opportunities for women in the construction sector

ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced Government of Canada support to increase opportunities in non-traditional occupations for women in Newfoundland and Labrador's construction sector.

The Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is receiving funding for a project to improve economic opportunities for women in the building trades in Newfoundland and Labrador. The project will include the development of an action plan with local stakeholders such as industry, unions, and government to create opportunities to support the advancement of women in the sector. The plan will also address some known barriers such as the need for support in transitioning from education to employment. Identified best practices will be shared with other stakeholders to encourage even greater recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the construction sector...

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