Women are an untapped resource for the HVAC industry.
While they comprise more than 57 percent of the labor force nationally (LINK: https://www.dol.gov/wb/stats/stats_data.htm ), women make up just 1.7 percent of the total employed in the heating and air conditioning industry. And, the Social Security Administration reports, more than 22 percent of the U.S. workforce is expected to retire in the next eight years.
That leaves a big gap, one that could be filled — and solved — by encouraging more women to join and stay in the HVAC industry.
1) Women relate to women
Often, many customers in the HVAC industry are women. They could be stay-at-home parents or heads of households, but chances are, at least half of your customers are female. Having female employees helps those customers feel at ease and often gives them someone to relate to.
2) Diversity in the workplace
Having more opinions, ideas and suggestions can never be a bad thing. If you have a workplace made up of many different types of people — be it a mix of men and women, a range of ages, or diverse backgrounds — you have more ideas to pull from.
3) It just makes sense
Women are an untapped resource for the HVAC industry, and there really are a lot of openings for those who are ready to join.
What are your reasons for joining the HVAC industry? Do you have something that sets the women in your office apart? Let us know!