Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

Initiatives Seek to Give Women and Minorities a Safe Landing in Construction

Jun 5th, 2023

In May, employers introduced 339,000 jobs in the U.S., bringing the total number of positions added to nearly 1.6 million for the year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aim to ensure that more women and minorities have […]

CMAA and NAWIC Form New Partnership

May 11th, 2023

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have signed a cooperating agreement. A press release about the newly formed partnership paints the development as “a win for both organizations.” Each organization, officials say, have a goal of strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the […]

Grants Focus On Underrepresentation of Women in Construction and Manufacturing

Apr 24th, 2023

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3.9% of construction workers identify as women. Meanwhile, a separate study by Dodge Construction Network on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design and Construction” shows that, among smaller firms, only 2% report having clear standards for increasing diversity that are also used to improve advancement. Several […]

Number of Women in Construction Industry Increasing

Dec 9th, 2022

The number of women in construction has hit an all-time high, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the bureau’s data, the percentage of women in the industry has steadily risen since 2016, with 14% of all construction workers now women. Tara Novotny, vice president of Virginia-based Windows on Washington, says it should […]

JELD-WEN Executive Wins National Recognition for Women in Manufacturing

Mar 7th, 2022

JELD-WEN’s Bonnie Davis will take the stage next month in Washington, D.C. where she will receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award, which honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers – from the factory floor to the C-Suite. Davis is one of 100 women nationwide to be honored by the […]

Andersen Corp., Home Depot, Take Steps to Support Diversity

Jun 4th, 2021

At the onset of Pride Month, door and window manufacturer Andersen Corp., announced it has joined the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for the Equality Act (H.R.5). In doing so, Andersen joins a growing coalition of companies calling for passage of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would modernize our nation’s civil rights laws […]

CCI Reveals Percentage of Women on Construction Jobsites Still Low

Feb 5th, 2020

While contractors are beginning to adopt more advanced technologies, data shows they are not making the same level of progress when it comes to employing women on the jobsite. The percentage of employees who are women on the jobsite still averages below 10%. That’s according to the Q4 2019 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released by USG Corp. and […]