Boomers are retiring in droves off many blue collar work sites, hanging up their gloves, their boots, their hardhats. A lot of millennials, we’re told, don’t want those jobs – muddy, heavy, hard. But there are still jobs to be filled – from ironworking to auto repair to truck driving. And those industries are turning to women. Rosie the Riveter was the factory icon of World War II. Now, some big American industries want her back. Up next On Point: hardhats, women, and the American workforce. -- Tom Ashbrook
Danielle Paquette, economic policy reporter for the Washington Post.
Eric Dean, general president of the Ironworkers’ Union, formally known as the “International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union.”
Ellen Voie, president of Women In Trucking Association.
Harry Holzer, professor of public policy at Georgetown University. Former chief economist at the Labor Department in the Clinton administration.