AGC of America Statement
“The recent tragedy in Minneapolis reminds us that our communities are scarred and in need of healing. The construction industry has a responsibility to respond in a productive way by demonstrating that it provides opportunities for everyone to advance, prosper and succeed. Now more than ever it is important that construction sites and offices across the country be welcoming and inclusive places to work. In that light, we urge our construction industry partners to take the Culture of CARE pledge and work with us to continue building an industry that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all.”
Why should you care?
People who identify as Black or African American are 12% of the U.S. workforce but only 6% of the construction workforce.
46% of LGBTQ+ workers are closeted at work
Construction industry has the highest rate of male suicide among U.S. workers.
Women are 47% of the U.S. workforce but only 9% of the construction workforce. Women make up just 3% of the craft workforce.