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Posts tagged “gender equality”

The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the UK with an estimated 3 million workers and it is still growing. The Construction Industry Training Board, CITB, estimates that in order to meet current demand the industry will need to recruit a further quarter of a million workers by 2019. 
With numbers that large it is still surprising for many that women in construction still only make up 1% of site staff and 11% of workers in the industry overall. Thanks to the work of a number of groups it is hoped that, and we really need to stress the “hope” part of that, that by 2020 women will make up a quarter of the workforce, but let’s be honest it still isn’t enough. 
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