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Women in Construction


The construction industry remains on its path of sustained growth and is projected to continue its expansion for the foreseeable future. Construction firms plan to expand their workforce to meet demands; however one of the largest challenges facing the industry is workforce shortages.

Of the approximately 10 million construction workers in the U.S., 1 million are women. The percentage of female laborers to male laborers in the industry is much lower at approximately 1%. The following articles discuss why the industry needs more women in more functions and how diversifying the workforce can benefit the construction industry.