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Every time Camille McKenzie and her daughter pass a construction site, the five-year-old says, “That’s where Mommy works!” “She’s proud of her mom,” says McKenzie, a laborer working for Turner Construction on the Rubenstein Forum building at 60th and Woodlawn.
When J.R. Fleming arrived at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the first session of the Turner School of Construction Management in 2018, he was feeling skeptical. “I wondered if it was going to be smoke and mirrors,” he says, because as a...
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The University of Chicago encourages contractors to hire minority and female construction workers, particularly from neighboring zip codes, to work on major University projects.
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