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Forum To Highlight Successes On Diversity In Construction

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

The building of the $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino saw more women work on the job site than any other construction project in Massachusetts history.

Of the roughly 7,000 workers on the project, 452 were tradeswomen.

Next week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hosting a forum and issuing a report on diversity at construction job sites.

The event is being held at Smith College in Northampton on Tuesday October 8.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jill Griffin, the gaming commission’s Director of Workforce, Diversity, and Supplier Development.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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