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Women in Construction

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It might be surprising to know that Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week. Women'sHistory.org outlines the journey of women's history month from a week in 1980 to a month in 1995 and every year after. Far too often women find themselves minimalized in what some consider “masculine” professions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, women make up 10% of the workforce in the construction industry. With 47% of all employed people being women, this means that the construction industry is only benefitting from 1.25% of women in the workforce. This enormous gender gap can be explained by a number of factors, including unconscious gender bias, inadequate training, and negative perceptions of women in construction.

Women are making significant progress as industry leaders despite their low representation. The number of women in executive positions and construction management roles has increased significantly over the last five years, suggesting that companies are more likely to promote more women in the future. New construction industry jobs will increase by nearly 2 million by 2022, and employers are more eager than ever to hire women with the skills to fill these positions. You can also kick off a career in construction by earning a related degree. As a graduate, you will be qualified for employment in several fields, such as civil and building engineering, commercial and residential construction, real estate, and facilities management. 

Hilltop Concrete’s Operations Manager is Jeni Sikes. She worked in a paralegal office before starting with the company a few years ago. If you ever meet her, you wouldn't know she had not been in the construction industry her whole life. She is our boots on the ground, reviewing every job site before we begin, while we are installing, and once we finish, hands-on person. She would be the first to tell you how much she loves her job and the people she works with. As our president’s right-hand woman, she truly keeps things running smoothly. 

The construction industry is growing and changing all the time. Improvements are made to building techniques, new styles of construction appear, and everyone needs a safe place to sleep. Hilltop Concrete, we strive to make sure every employee and customer is taken care of because they all have value. You can also view our employment opportunities here. It doesn’t matter if you live in Houston, Dallas, Austin, or Fort Worth, we will consider all qualified applicants. We encourage you to reach out to our office by email at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or by calling our office at 903-630-5465 if you would like a quote or have any questions! We look forward to hearing from you!