Diversity Hiring Goals Set for Worcester Ballpark

The Worcester Carpenters are pleased the WRA and the City of Worcester have agreed to include workforce diversity goals on the upcoming Worcester Red Sox ballpark project. This helps us build a stronger local workforce and a better community.

This has been a key request of organizations involved in the Worcester Community-Labor Coalition along with strong compliance and community oversight to help guarantee the success of these hiring goals. No word yet on whether there will be similar support and a commitment to creating jobs for young people and apprentices.

WORCESTER — In advance of the start of work on the ballpark project next year, the Worcester Redevelopment Authority board has approved a policy that commits every contractor to workforce diversity and good-faith efforts to meet hiring goals it has set.

The goals include having 25 percent of work hours going to Worcester residents, 15.3 percent to people of color and indigenous people, and 6.9 percent to women.

Here’s the Worcester T&G’s Nick Kotsopoulos’ FULL STORY

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