Originally published: July 6, 2017
Aggregate Industries lay plans to encourage more women workers amid escalating skills gap
WITH the skills deficit continuing to grow, Aggregate Industries have asserted that breaking down gender barriers is vital to safeguarding the future of the construction industry – and has laid some firm foundations to encourage more women into their own workforce.
Currently, as is typical with most traditionally male-dominated trade sectors, Aggregate Industries’ workforce population is made up of 84% males and 16% females. However, as part of a wider diversity and inclusion strategy, the company is committed to achieving a 20% gender balance by 2020 and a 30% gender balance by 2030 – a move, which it says, is incremental if the industry is to see its full potential.