There was a time seeing a woman working construction seemed odd. These days, you almost can't drive by a construction site without seeing a female working the rough and tumble job of construction.
Now, construction sites are seeing more women who are older working the lines.
One reason is the shortage in skilled workers. Not to say women aren't skilled, instead, and industry dominated by men, are turning to women to bail them out.
According to a 2021 report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 62% of contractors report difficulty finding skilled workers, which is up from 55% from the year before.
New technology is making construction work easier, which opens the door for women who may not have been able to handle the physically demanding work in the past.
And finally, attitudes about women in construction has been changing. Construction companies, once resistent to hiring a woman, are now open to the idea now that they see females often can work as hard, or even harder than some men on a crew.