Dates: Thursday, March 10

Location: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa, Santa Rosa

Sponsors: Oak Grove Construction

Registration: Ryan Smith, estimating manager, Oak Grove Construction, 707-525-1910Sonoma County-based Oak Grove Construction will be a corporate Level Sponsor of the Engineering Contractors Association’s “Latinos in the Workplace” seminar taking place Thursday, March 10, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa.The seminar helps employers in the construction industry to learn of cultural differences that, if well understood and properly respected, can assist greatly in assuring a safe and efficient workplace for all employees. Oak Grove has sponsored the event since its start, six years ago.  Sonoma County Supervisor, Efren Carillo and other community leaders will speak at the event which educates employers and supervisors about safety, communication, legal requirements and wellness of Latino employees.“We have observed a steady growth in the concentration of Latinos, both in our community and in our workforce,” said Mr. Hamilton, “The Latin culture is rich in traditions of hard work and family values, which closely parallel our very deliberate corporate culture. By actively participating in this seminar, we hope to further grow ourselves to become an 'employer of  choice' for talented, hardworking Latinos pursuing a career in construction."

“We firmly believe that as industry and community leaders, we have a responsibility to advocate for the seamless integration of this very dedicated workforce into our community," said Mr. Hamilton.