Women make up just under nine percent of people working in construction across the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jana Lage with the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Tamie Tayor, owner of Taylored Business Solutions, joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about the construction industry and how there are more options out there, specifically for women.
Taylor began working construction 25 years ago, and said back then, it was tough to work in a male-dominated field. Now that family dynamics have changed, more woman are entering the construction field.
“Opportunities are endless in construction, because you have the office, you have the field and then you have the ownership as well,” Taylor said.
To find out who’s hiring in construction and how you can get started on a construction career of your own, visit the websites below.
Source: Workforce Wednesday: Construction careers for women | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11