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rv-pro.com April 2020 • RV PRO • 79 For more information, contact Kurt Harbeke at 800.579.2233 x4213 or kharbeke@agwsinc.com. American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc. is Part of the American Guardian Group of Companies. 800.579.2233 | agws.com DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS WITH AGWS is an innovative provider of administration services for Dealers and Marketers offering vehicle service contracts, limited warranties, and a variety of environmental and aftermarket products. AGWS can supply you with cutting edge technology, great customer service, fast handling of claims, F&I/Compliance training, reinsurance, and so much more. Contact us to learn more: agws.com/ContactUs F&I Products • Capital Advance Program • Technology • Training • Administration industry staff are most likely to say that the greatest challenge in hiring women is finding candidates who are interested in the work (46 percent), which is identified at an even higher rate among those in manufacturing (52 percent). Interest in employment in manufacturing also is identified as a challenge among the women who participated in the survey (46 percent). The nature of the work (43 percent) and finding qualified candidates (37 percent) also represent challenges in hiring more women in the RV industry. Close to half of those employed in the manufacturing sector identify the nature of the work as a challenge (45 percent). Women are least likely to say that the nature of the work represents a barrier to hiring more women within the industry. Industry Positioning Based on the feedback from RV industry staff, there is room for improvement in terms of being positioned for handling economic and industry changes that is directly attributed to the composition of their workforce. While those employed in the manufacturing sector feel better positioned (3-in-10 say that they are "very well positioned"), other industry sectors are unlikely to say they are very well positioned (12 percent), and men are twice as likely as Figure 4 Identify as Problem ■ Finding skilled employees .......... 54% ■ Retaining employees ................... 46% ■ Finding unskilled employees ...... 23% 60 50 40 30 20 10 31%

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