A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.
We’re excited to announce a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast! Season 4, Episode 6: Gimme The Asphalt! Just about 200,000 of the estimated 3.5 million truckers on the road today are women – and that number represents a 65% increase over the last decade. Today we catch up with one of them, Ingrid Brown, a 5’2″ 50-something grandma who’s been driving a rig for over four decades. Calling from the cab of her truck, Ingrid, whose role has been deemed “essential” throughout the Covid-19 crisis, gives us insight into what keeps her happily rolling across the country as she surpasses the 4 million mile mark, looking forward to spending time with her family while simultaneously dreaming about her next journey.
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How many jobs are there where you need to know and trust the person next to you because there might be a time where your fate is in their hands and vice-versa? Meet Anna Nadler, a 27-year-old civil engineer and firefighter from Massachusetts. Small in stature and sweet as can be, Anna got addicted to “smoke-eating” a few years back and is now one of the best firefighters on the force. By day, Anna runs construction and engineering crews building bridges and roads. At night, she is on call as a firefighter. Anna is a shining example of a young woman getting involved in a job that gives back to her community. She is also an example of a woman excelling in what is a traditionally “macho” work environment. She has many stories of life-threatening situations on the job and showing heroism in the face of danger that only made her want to do it more.