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Women First! Gender diversity in the construction workforce increases racial diversity

Beginning in 1983, Boston’s Resident Jobs Policy (BRJP) required workforce diversity targets on all public construction projects and any private construction in the city over 100,000 sq. feet. The original targets were 10% women’s work hours, 40% “minority” hours and … Continue reading

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Best Practices Revised and Released

We have been working with our stakeholder partners for the past year to update Finishing the Job: Best Practices for Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry. We are happy to announce that version 8 is complete and ready for your … Continue reading

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20% by 2020: Quarterly report on Massachusetts apprenticeship

Ona quarterly basis, PGTI receives data from the state Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) on the demographics of apprentices in all Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). In addition to making public the rates of participation by women and people of color, … Continue reading

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Tradeswomen Tuesday Goes Online

The Northeast Center for Women’s Equity (NCTE) has been conducting Tradeswomen Tuesday info sessions since last fall. The sessions happen on the first Tuesday of the month at 5 PM at 2201 Washington St in Boston and bi-monthly on the … Continue reading

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The Springfield Construction Disparity Study is available now

Study finds more than 9% women in the Springfield area are qualified and able to work in the construction trades. Read the study here.

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