|October 17, 2022||CSLB #22-09|
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Contractors State License Board recognizes Construction Inclusion Week
CSLB highlights its efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in California’s construction industry
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is celebrating Construction Inclusion Week (CIW) from October 17-21, 2022. The nationwide effort builds awareness of the need to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.
CSLB-licensed contractors are encouraged to participate in CIW by registering online. CSLB joining the Construction Inclusion Week campaign represents its efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in California’s construction industry. Last month, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order, that strengthens California’s commitment to advancing equity.
The week-long event also coincides with a new California Department of Industrial Relations’ grant program to promote access to training and employment opportunities for women, non-binary, and underserved populations in building and construction trades. The $25 million in funding can help organizations that work toward equal representation in the construction industry. More information on the grant proposals can be found online.
CSLB, whose mission is to protect California consumers and regulate the state’s construction industry, also benefits from increased inclusion in the construction trade. Currently, CSLB is working to increase diversity with continued outreach and monthly free online licensing workshops, which are offered in English and Spanish. CSLB is also expanding its library of guides and publications in different languages.
About CSLB: CSLB operates under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs and licenses and regulates nearly 285,000 contractors in California. In 2021, CSLB helped consumers recover more than $44 million in ordered restitution.