Created in conjunction with the Town of Brookline, the program will allow diverse and local businesses and residents to receive priority for the championship’s labor and supplier needs
BROOKLINE, Mass. (Jan. 24, 2022) – The USGA today announced the Open Works Program, an initiative designed to allow diverse Brookline businesses and residents to receive priority for the labor and supplier needs connected to the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. The program will create an equitable and inclusive process for Brookline businesses and residents to register into the USGA’s U.S. Open supplier and employment registration portal, beginning Monday, January 24, 2022.
“We are excited to launch the Open Works Program and to invite Brookline-based businesses and residents to actively apply to become a part of this historic championship coming to The Country Club in June,” said Eric Steimer, director of U.S. Open Championships. “Brookline has a rich culture in diversity and a thriving business economy. It is our goal to create an equitable and inclusive process that allows diverse local businesses and residents an opportunity to showcase their products and talents. The USGA would like to thank the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Brookline’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and members of the U.S. Open’s Community Partnership Committee for their collaboration on this initiative.”
The USGA is encouraging diverse and locally-owned businesses and individuals to provide supplier needs and labor support for the championship, which will be held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Small, women, minority, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and veterans with service related disabilities owned businesses and individuals are invited to visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn about current opportunities the USGA and its national contractors and suppliers are seeking support for in the planning and execution of the championship. Businesses and residents will have a chance to enter information and specify the services or labor opportunities they are interested in offering or applying for through the U.S. Open supplier and employment registration portal. With consent from the business and/or individual, the USGA will match the registrant with its contractors and suppliers seeking like-minded products, equipment, and/or manpower.
A variety of services are needed including but not limited to transportation services, food products, building and construction materials, and general event rental equipment. Employment opportunities are actively being recruited for including private security positions, parking attendants, food and beverage staff, and ecology services. A full listing of needs is featured on the portal.
“The town is grateful for the support the USGA has shown its residents and business community through its commitment to fulfilling Brookline’s goals of diversity, equity and inclusion,” Town Administrator Mel Kleckner said. “The Open Works program will serve as an excellent opportunity for a diverse set of people and businesses to make tangible contributions to the success of the Championship.”
The USGA encourages businesses and individuals to register as soon as possible as specific supplier and employment opportunities within the Open Works Program are expected to fill before others. All registrations must be received by May 1, 2022, to be considered. As supplier services are contracted and labor positions are filled, the USGA will remove such listings from the portal.
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