Construction is perceived to be a male-dominated industry. And for the most part, that has been the case. But the construction industry needs women to join the workforce. If you are looking for work, pursue your passion with GigSmart.
The Importance of Gender Diversity in Construction
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, women made up nearly half the total United States working population, yet women made up just 10.9% of construction workers. While there are obstacles for women entering the construction industry, it is more important than ever to hire women. With 2021 shaping up to be a year of growth for the construction industry, hiring more female workers is a key component in solving the construction industry’s labor shortage.
In addition to combating the labor shortage, gender diversity leads to success. In fact, a report by McKinsey & Co. reveals that the most gender-diverse companies are 25% more likely to achieve above-average profitability than companies with less diversity.
Hourly construction Gigs and full-time careers can fill women’s job needs, lead to overall profitability and help eliminate the construction labor shortage.
Women are Capable Construction Workers
Can women work in construction? Yes. While people may think women in the construction field are out of place, female construction workers are just as capable as their male counterparts. In fact, they are some of the most qualified applicants.
5 Construction Jobs Women Should Consider
In the construction industry, opportunities are abundant. Whether your construction skills are specific or generic, the right temporary construction jobs are out there. If you are interested in joining the construction workforce, some potential construction trades to consider include: carpenter, handyman, painter, construction engineer, and roofer. Let’s dive into each below:
From farmers to contractors to woodworkers, each carpentry task is different. Carpenters work indoors and outdoors on various construction projects, from installing kitchen cabinets to building bridges. This diversity provides you an opportunity to specialize in an area that most interests you. Many carpenters genuinely love the work they do.
A handyman is a Jack (or Jill) of all trades. They have a wide range of skills and can fix just about anything, typically around the home. The top projects seeking handyman workers include gutter repair, painting, lighting maintenance, installation, appliance repairs, plumbing leaks, and drywall repairs. We are seeing spikes in these types of residential requests as we enter the fall season.
A painter applies paint, stain, and coatings to a wide variety of structures, including walls, interiors, and exteriors of buildings and bridges.
4. Construction Worker
Construction workers perform many tasks that require physical, manual labor – cleaning and preparing construction sites, pouring concrete, loading and unloading building materials, operating heavy equipment and machinery, and more. Some construction laborers are self-employed, while others work for a construction company. Currently, there is a shortage of skilled construction workers, and these essential workers are in demand to keep up with contracts.
Roofers work on the roofs of new buildings and also repair or re-roof older structures. Female workers are getting more involved in the roofing industry every day, working in every aspect of the roofing industry, from project management to roof repair.
GigSmart Helps Women Find Construction Gigs Fast
With GigSmart, you will be able to instantly access construction Gigs and apply to those you’re interested in. You are in the driver’s seat. You have the freedom and control to find the right work opportunities best suited to your skillset, schedule, and ultimate career path. GigSmart is the best way for women to find a construction job. Here are a few reasons why:
40% of Gigs posted are filled same-day, meaning you could find work fast.
All Gig payments are pre-authorized, and your earnings start processing as soon as you’ve completed your Gig. Forget bi-weekly paychecks and paperwork – focus on doing more of what you love.
Worker benefits and protection
Work every Gig confidently knowing you’re protected by Occupational Accident Insurance. Additionally, Get Gigs users can shop benefits like affordable health, dental, and vision plans via our Worker benefits portal.
Find a Construction Job Today
Now you are ready to start working in the construction industry. Here is how you can get started with Get Gigs:
- Create a free account by downloading the Get Gigs iOS or Android mobile apps.
- Tell us about yourself. Create a worker profile, add skills, work history, references, and more.
- Once you complete your profile, you can start applying to local Gigs or part-time and full-time positions directly from the Browse tab in your Get Gigs app immediately.