Construction company rolls out first inclusive ‘at work’ signs

It’s a sign of the times.

A Manhattan construction company has rolled out gender-neutral “Men and Women at Work” signs — believed to be the first of their kind in the city.

Plaza Construction began replacing archaic “Men at Work” signs at the entrances to their job sites Sept. 4 as part of a “female-friendly initiative” that “encourages women to enter the industry by creating a gender-neutral workplace environment,” CEO Richard Wood told The Post.

Hardhat Ayesha Butt, 22, an apprentice electrician at 100 Varick St., where a 25-story condo is being built, said the new slogan helps combat the “stigma” faced by female construction workers.

“It makes people know there are females doing the job and getting into the field,” she said.

Still, her own family can’t understand her career choice.

“My parents don’t like this. They want me to do something ‘normal,’ like be a doctor,” Butt told The Post. “They tell me, ‘We will pay you to stay home.’”

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By | 2019-01-04T11:08:47+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Weekly News Round-Up|