2021 Women in Construction: Lynn Palmer, Human Resource Manager, Jewett Construction

March 26, 2021 - Spotlights

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? Sports! Can’t wait to watch a game in person and spend time with friends. I am also really looking forward to the return of spontaneity. During the pandemic, everything takes so much planning. I can’t wait to run out my front door without a mask to meet a friend last-minute again. I really miss that.

Why should women consider a career in construction? Competitive Salary - A pay gap exists between men and women across most industries. On average, women in the United States earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. However, the gap is much smaller in the construction trades. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women in the construction industry earn 97 cents for every dollar a man earns. Salaries for many skilled positions in construction are on the rise, making a construction career a prime choice for women looking for a high-paying job.

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