Women in Construction Week
Southway is excited to celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 6-12.
In the United States, women make up 47% of the entire workforce. However, in the construction workforce, women only make up 10.9% as of 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This 10.9%, or over 1.1 million women, who work in construction are most likely to work in office or administrative positions. In the construction field, 45% of women work in sales and office, 31% in management, 21% in maintenance and construction, 1.6% in service occupations, and 1.4% in transportation.
Since our early days, Southway has always understood the benefits of a diverse employee base. Our second new hire 29 years ago was a woman and is still an integral part of our team today! Fact is, most gender-diverse companies are 25% more likely to achieve above-average profitability than companies with less diversity.
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Randstad, jbknowledge