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Numbers Matter: Clarifying the Data on Women Working in Construction

In 2021, the number of women working in trades occupations reached the highest level ever. However, many women in the trades, particularly women of color, face discrimination in hiring and on the job. Having clear data can create accountability and help ensure that women have access to sustainable careers in the trades.

A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry

Careers in the construction trades can provide high earnings and good benefits, often through a learn-while-you-earn apprenticeship. In 2020, more than 300,000 women worked in the trades—the largest number ever. Yet while their numbers are growing, women still make up fewer than one in twenty of workers in construction occupations.

By |2022-02-17T16:02:47-04:00November 16, 2021|Publications, Report|0 Comments

Here to Stay: Black, Latina, and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment

Watch the webinar discussion https://youtu.be/IX_zNptcLYc   Diversity is key [...]

By |2021-03-26T15:56:31-04:00March 25, 2021|Comments Off on Here to Stay: Black, Latina, and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment

Building a Better Future for Women in New Orleans Post-COVID-19: Opportunities in Skilled Trade and Technical Jobs

Watch the webinar discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm6sSZnyUyM&feature=youtu.be The pandemic and recession [...]

By |2021-01-27T13:47:15-04:00January 26, 2021|Comments Off on Building a Better Future for Women in New Orleans Post-COVID-19: Opportunities in Skilled Trade and Technical Jobs

Building a Better Future for Women in New Orleans Post COVID-19: Opportunities for Women in Skilled Trade and Technical Jobs

Women in New Orleans are particularly severely affected by COVID-19 related job losses because they are more likely than men to work in leisure and hospitality and tourism. Women are much less likely than men to work in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and Port-related jobs,

Child Care Supports For The Construction Trades: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon

The construction industry in Oregon is booming. Employment has grown steadily since 2010 and is now higher than during the pre-recession boom (Simonson 2019b). Yet, meeting demand is difficult for many companies. In a recent survey, close to 90 percent of construction industry employers in Oregon

By |2021-10-28T13:30:26-04:00May 26, 2020|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity|Comments Off on Child Care Supports For The Construction Trades: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon
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