The construction industry in the United States is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime transformation with the passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It will create more than 700,000 new jobs of which 175,000 will be in the construction business, according to the Biden administration.
This is an exceptional moment of growth and opportunity in the construction industry. But underpinning this exciting prospect is the Carpenters Union’s unwavering commitment to recruiting and training a new generation of apprentices to meet this anticipated demand.
And this is precisely why we have risen to the occasion in this era of industry expansion. The Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT), in collective partnership with the Carpenters Union, and union contractor associations, have been leading the industry in attracting applicants. As a result, these new apprentices receive trade and soft skills training they will take with them throughout their careers.
Recognizing past inequities and understanding the importance of hiring a workforce that represents local communities are of paramount importance. This is why our recruitment activities focus on attracting talent from our respective communities, encouraging people of color and women to join our ranks. The goal is clear: Our partnership expects the workforce to ultimately reflect the makeup of our country. Therefore, our commitment is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational standards embedded in our union values and organizational memberships.
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