How Employment Levels are Balancing Out

For many years, there have been occupations
and careers that are largely occupied by either males or females. These
discrepancies have been declining, thanks in part to the greater adoption of
technology solutions in businesses. As a result, today’s workforce has shown a
greater level of inclusivity than has been demonstrated in the past.

Women in the Workplace

There is not a level of business that women
haven’t demonstrated great skills and talents in, from reliable employees,
self-starting entrepreneurs, and savvy CEOs. The younger generations are also
showing great initiative. Out of all the workforce growth of women between the
ages of 25-to-54, 86 percent of them are between 25-and-34 years old.
Furthermore, only 12.3 percentage points separate young men from young women
who are either employed or seeking employment - the smallest separation ever
recorded for this metric.

This could be for any of a number of different
reasons. More women in this range have a college degree than men in the same
age group, when greater education has been shown to correlate to employment
rates. In addition to this, there has been an increase in single,
self-supporting mothers - which means that there are more women out there who
need to provide for their families.

This has all been augmented by a general
hiring increase in fields that have typically been populated by women, like
education and health services. Having said that, it isn’t just these industries
that are hiring more women.

How Other Industries, Like
Construction, Have Adjusted Their Hiring Trends

As of December of 2016, the construction
industry had employed 93,900 women. While this only totaled around 9.1 percent
of the industry as a whole, there is some evidence that suggests this
percentage is on the rise.

For instance, the construction industry has
dawdled considerably in adopting technology to assist in day-to-day processes,
but there has been an increase in this adoption as of late. More advanced
technologies and other solutions are more often being used in this industry’s
processes. Due to this, it only stands to reason that women, the
better-educated group on average, will be better prepared to take up the jobs
that require the use of these technologies.

Like any other industry, the construction industry is only going to continue its shifts - both in its technology and in its staffing practices. We can help you handle the shifts in technology. For assistance in implementing the solutions that your business needs to remain competitive, give Emerge a call at 859-746-1030.