#GAReads | Women Wanted: Blue-Collar Fields Find New Workforce

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Women Wanted: Blue-Collar Fields Find New Workforce”:

Kenyette Godhigh-Bell dismissed any thought of becoming a truck driver years ago when it appeared too daunting to break into a job where more than 90% of workers are men.

“You’ve got this cowboy-boot wearing, cigarette-smoking, tattooed or whatever white guy’s job,” she recalled. Now Ms. Godhigh-Bell, a 46-year-old black woman in sleek high-heeled boots, regularly pulls her 18-wheeler to Nebraska slaughterhouses so she can pick up beef and chicken for transport to grocery warehouses.

Read Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath’s full article at The Wall Street Journal here…