Infographic, Status of Women in Construction


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As we celebrate the Week of Women in Construction (March 7-13), it is exciting to look at how and where women have an impact on the industry. Even with the total number of construction workers dropping from 11.3 million in 2019 to 10.7 million in 2020, the number of women holding construction jobs has remained steady at 1.1 million. Whether they own a construction company or work on the job site, women are discovering that construction provides a smaller gender wage gap and more room for advancement. In construction, women earn about 95 cents for every dollar a man earns compared to the average of 80 cents for every dollar that women earn in other industries. Many construction occupations offer well-paying jobs that do not require a college degree. These positions also provide better security, competitive advantages, and even on-the-job training. Many construction jobs can be reached through apprenticeships to women who want to take the leap. Plus, with technology playing a huge role in construction every day, women are finding many of these jobs wide open. A recent survey of 1,000 women in construction by Lifelsite revealed that 81% say access to technology enabled them to do their job, and 84% say their company supports vocational training opportunities. Today, new roles related to innovation and hypothetical design such as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Innovation Officer and Building Technologist break down gender stereotypes. As the economy begins to restart and businesses and schools reopen, the construction industry will likely return to the struggle to attract the next generation of workers. After the pandemic it will be interesting to see if more women are responding to the call.


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