"We can do the work also": Construction industry looks to women amid labor shortage


After about 10 years as a New York City barista, Desiree Camacho decided it was time to nail down a new career path — construction. 

"Even my own mom when I told her I was interested in doing this, she's like, 'Why would you want to do that? That's a man's job,'" Camacho told CBS News. "And I was just like, 'Yeah, well, I need the man's money, so I'm going to go do the man's work.'" 

Historically, construction has been a male-dominated field. But now more women are joining its ranks. Women make up roughly 11% of the country's construction workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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