Diversity and Inclusion: Our Commitments
At Ames Construction, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all employees feel valued, respected, and able to be their authentic self, regardless of background or personal identity. We embrace and celebrate our employees’ differences and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We believe different perspectives allow us to achieve our goals for our people, clients, business partners, and the communities where we work.
Ames is committed to a nondiscriminatory approach to provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our regions, departments, and jobsites. Ames identifies and eliminates barriers to allow every person to flourish in their career. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is engrained in our culture and is encouraged and supported by every person at Ames. From our recruitment efforts to our subcontracting plan, we continue to expand our efforts and explore new ways to increase diversity within Ames and the construction industry.
Ames’ diversity initiatives are applicable but not limited to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers, development programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of our work environment. This work environment encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
- Contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.
Ames’ D&I Committee is responsible for implementing D&I policy and objectives. With regional representatives from diverse backgrounds, the committee plans events throughout the year to promote D&I and our commitment to an inclusive workforce.
Participation in Annual D&I Recognition Events
Ames participates annually in Women in Construction Week and Construction Inclusion Week, which celebrate diversity in the construction industry. Our efforts during these weeks include communicating our pledge and commitment to diversity and inclusion via email, job site toolbox talks, and published articles in Ames’ eNewsletter.
D&I Self-guided Training
D&I training content is distributed in Ames’ eNewsletter. Topics include, but are not limited to, Building a Culture of Care, Preventing Racism in the Workplace, Preventing Sexism in the Workplace, and Unconscious Bias.
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Ames Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.