Share of Women Working in Construction Highest in 20 Years

April 19, 2019

According to an article published by Contracting Business, between 2017 and 2018, the number of women working in construction trades increased by 17.6 percent, rising to well over a quarter of a million women (276,000). While this growth is the highest in over two decades, women still remain underrepresented in the field.

“In 2019, women’s stark under-representation in these well-paid jobs is disconcerting, but it is very encouraging to see such strong growth in the number of women entering the construction trades. The industry still has more work to do to attract and retain women in these jobs and create a work environment that is welcoming to all workers, regardless of their gender, race, or ethnicity. Women-focused pre-apprenticeship programs and tradeswomen organizations are doing great work to help the industry adapt to a changing future of work,” comments Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) Program Director on Employment & Earnings.

These findings are something to celebrate as well as motivation for the MCAA/MSCA Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) to make strides in closing this gap.

Read full article from Contracting Business here.

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