1. How MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor drew more women, minorities to construction jobs

    How MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor drew more women, minorities to construction jobs

    Women working in Massachusetts’ construction industry still remember the MGM Springfield project as a game changer for them. “We all met on MGM because we’ve never — that was the only job we’ve ever seen that many women on, and it was beautiful to see," said Tyeka Robinson, the steward for 95 State St., which now houses MGM’s offices.

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    1. We all met on MGM because we've never — that was the only job we've ever seen that many women on, and it was beautiful to see.
    2. There's a real opportunity to encourage more public and private institutions that are doing construction work to also bring in diversity goals with that work.
    3. We all had to learn to trust each other and trust that everyone had the same goal in mind. And everyone had added value to the conversation and came at it from a different perspective.
    4. They were really surprised at how popular this was.
    5. That's why MGM coming to Springfield did wonders for the trades all around ... because that's when they hired a load of women.
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