Women in Construction Week marks progress in the nation’s workplace and career opportunities

This first week of March 2020 is also Women in Construction Week, which annually highlights women as a vital component of the construction industry. The week marks a time for the industry to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that by the end of 2016, there were approximately 939,000 women employed in the construction industry. While that seems impressive it’s actually only nine percent of the U.S. construction industry, a relatively small percentage when compared to other industries. Despite making up a fraction of the current construction workforce, women are poised to move toward the forefront of the industry with a slow, but steady influx of female engineers, architects, project leaders, tradeswomen, contractors and more. Read more about the trend and Women in Construction Week here.