Study finds high levels of perceived discrimination in the building industry
New research quantifies the level of discrimination that people of color and women workers experience in the commercial and residential building industries.
Seventy-two percent of Black or African-American respondents and 66% of women respondents to a National Institute of Building Sciences survey said they have experienced discrimination or prejudice while at work. People from other non-White groups also indicated encountering similar attitudes.
Many of the people of color and women respondents stated they have to work harder than others to be valued in their roles in the commercial and residential building industries, according to the study by research firm Avenue M. Many people in these groups also do not believe they have equitable opportunities to advance their careers.
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