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78 • RV PRO • April 2020 rv-pro.com the U.S. workforce. With this in mind, RVWA engaged in a survey of representatives among a cross-section of RV industry sectors to gauge their views on women's representation within the industry. Reinforcing the results summarized from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those employed in the RV industry are more likely to say that there are fewer women employed in the RV industry when compared to other industries. Meanwhile, representatives among RV manufacturers are more likely than those in other sectors to say that there are fewer, and women are more likely than men to say that there are fewer women as well. In particular, nearly 4-in-10 of those employed in manufacturing state that there are fewer women in the RV industry compared to other industries (and 1-in-4 overall); women (26 percent) are more likely than men (12 percent) to identify this gap (see Figure 2 on page 77). The results also suggest that, at some level, employers within the industry are actively seeking women applicants overall (58 percent), with an even higher level of recognition among those in the manufacturing sector (66 percent), who are actively seeking women applicants. Challenges in Hiring More Women When asked to identify some of the challenges in hiring women, Figure 3 Very Well Positioned ■ Manufacturers .................... 31% ■ Other Sectors ..................... 12% ■ Men ......................................... 29% ■ Women ................................... 15% 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 31% 12% 29% 15%

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