Owners have the power to ensure that laws and community standards are followed on their construction job sites. Workforce diversity is a priority when it is as valuable as constructibility, safety and budget.
The Mass Gaming Commission documented its success and how they did it in their report BUILT TO LAST: Best Practices for Diversity in the Construction Industry.
When hiring tradeswomen is a priority, a diverse workforce will follow. Proof is here: WOMEN FIRST! Gender Diversity in the Construction Workforce Increases Racial Diversity
Your project leadership insists that “the women are just not available.” They are wrong. PGTI’s Disparity Studies prove that women there are enough women available and willing to enter the trades and exceed the federal and state requirement of 7% hours by tradeswomen in any region of Massachusetts.
And the best way to access those women and get them on your site is to partner with your local trades and union contractors with a Project Labor Agreement.
As you prepare to follow the law and do the right thing, have your senior staff review the following resources. You can also contact us are email@example.com for Technical Assistance. We customize workshops and trainings to your needs.