• Hudson Appointed to Lead New Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

    From Washington University’s The Source:  Nicole Hudson, deputy mayor for racial equity and priority initiatives for the City of St. Louis, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for the newly created Academy for Diversity and Inclusion at...

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  • St. Louis County Hires First Chief Diversity Officer

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Hiring a chief diversity officer was a key recommendation of the recent disparity study commissioned by St. Louis County. Jack L. Thomas Jr., a veteran of the workforce diversity and improvement profession,...

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  • ‘The People’s Ribbon Cutting’ Held at Arch to Illustrate Diversity and Inclusion

    From The St. Louis American:  “We’re here today because diversity is who we are,” said Rev. Darryl Gray. He served as master of ceremonies for an event that was a direct response to Tuesday’s official ribbon cutting...

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  • Getting the ‘Hole Story’ on WUSTL’s East Campus Project

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL To passersby along Skinker Boulevard to the east of Brookings Hall on the Washington University Danforth Campus, what could be surmised from beyond the construction fence is that there...

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  • The UP Companies Promote Skilled Labor Among Minorities

    Minority-owned The UP Companies (UPCO), which consists of Power UP Electrical Contractors and Square UP Builders, is taking several steps toward boosting diversity and making a generational impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area workforce by reaching...

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  • SLDC’s Howard Hayes Joins PARIC as VP of Diversity and Inclusion

    PARIC Corp. has hired the former St. Louis Development Corporation director of minority business development to direct the company’s next steps toward excellence in diversity and inclusion. On Monday of this week Howard Hayes assumed the role...

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  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Settles Challenge To Workforce Diversity Agreement

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District announced a settlement Thursday with parties that alleged the utility defaulted on its agreement aiming to ensure adequate diversity among its workforce and contractors. The agreement in...

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  • Video: SLCCC Diversity Workshop Imparts ‘Fishing Lessons’

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director,  Construction Forum STL After a decade of holding its annual diversity workshop the Diversity Committee of the St. Louis Council of Construction consumers decided this year to offer something more, following the...

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  • MCA/SLCCC Teach Future Foremen Cultural Competence

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Three decades ago, as a young project manager, Deborah Henry was introduced by a superintendent to a supplier as “our token woman”.  As McCarthy’s first woman project engineer at...

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  • Video: icon Mechanical Employees Show Families ‘What We Do’

    On Saturday, June 16th, icon Mechanical hosted its first-ever “Family Fun Day” at its facility in Granite City, IL.  Not only was there barbecue, sidewalk chalk and a racecar, but this day also included tours of fabrication...

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