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Construction company McCarthy Buildings Co. is investing in diversity. The firm has partnered with a selection of local agencies, including groups like 2nd Call, to hire more local and minority workers. On a recent project, McCarthy had a goal of filing 30% of staffing needs with local workers and 10% of staffing needs with XBE workers, defined as small /women-owned / minority / disadvantaged / disabled veteran / etc. business enterprises.

“Focusing on local, minority workers allows the community an opportunity to building and contributing to their community,” Amanda Corbet of McCarthy Buildings Co., tells GlobeSt.com. “It’s not just the diversity and skills in the community, it’s involving the community in the development of their own community. It’s great having local and diverse people work on a project, but more importantly, it should be about allowing the growth of the community to come from the community.  It’s like why buy things from China when you can buy it from the USA? Why import worker from outside of the community when you can find the within the community itself?”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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