MTA looking for women to join workforce

ARCADIA, Calif. (KABC) -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is teaming up with the construction industry to hire more women.

"There is a real shortage of women in our trade so we are always looking for women that are interested in our trade," said Jim Sandoval, a cement mason coordinator.

The MTA held a number of job fairs on Wednesday, including one in Arcadia.

"If you can walk the mile, then you will be welcomed," said Miriam Long with the MTA.

Long says to find the right candidates, the MTA looks to non-profit programs like WINTER, Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles.

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