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Waste Management Recruits Women Drivers to Combat Driver Shortage

Currently, women make up only 11 percent of the company’s staff, and Waste Management believes that bringing more women on board will help strengthen the company.

There’s has been a driver shortage in America for quite some time now, and one of the companies affected by that shortage is Waste Management. Waste Management, one of the key players in the industry, is facing a shortage of approximately 175,000 drivers across the country over the next seven years. And in an effort to expand its workforce, Waste Management is focusing on hiring as many women as possible.

Currently, women make up only 11 percent of the company’s staff, and Waste Management believes that bringing more women on board will help strengthen the company.

KING 5 has more information:

She is not your stereotypical garbage man.

Mostly because she's a woman.

"When people realize there's a woman behind the wheel, I get a lot of double-takes," said Lindsey Leitch.

Leitch is equal parts tomboy and girly girl, right down to her pink Waste Management helmet.

"Yes, I drive a garbage truck," she said, "but pink is my favorite color."

Leitch is the new face of Waste Management.

Read the full story here.

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