After years of disappointing results from an ordinance intended to increase the hiring of Boston residents, women, and minorities to construction jobs, the city of Boston is eyeing changes to make it more effective. “We’re in the middle of a major building boom in Boston, so we want to make sure we’re creating opportunities for everyone to be included in that,” said Karilyn Crockett, the city’s director of economic policy and research. “There’s work to do on all of these cons
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1.9 million grant competition to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program will fund the grants.