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Carhartt Awards "For the Love of Labor" Grant to AWMH, Supporting Women In The Workforce

MARCH 4, 2024

We're honored to reunite with Carhartt as the workwear brand's For the Love of Labor 2024 grant recipient to help women start careers in the skilled trades!

In recognition of International Women's Day, the first $250k in sales of women's apparel across Carhartt retail stores, on, and will help fund women in our Metallica Scholars program. Together, we’re providing the next generation of hardworking women with the training and tools needed to take their future into their own hands.

“Every woman opting for a rewarding career in the skilled workforce is not only contributing to the industries they serve but also actively challenging outdated stereotypes that often hold back talented individuals from pursuing their passions. By combining efforts with All Within My Hands, we aim to help break down barriers for women in the trades, which include fewer job education programs tailored for women, limited childcare options, and a general lack of resources that exacerbate the gender inequity within many industries, to cultivate the next generation of workers making their own history.”

Todd Corley, Senior Vice President of Inclusion, Sustainability, and Community

“Careers in the trades are overflowing with high-demand positions offering stable wages that can be life-changing. However, these jobs often reside in historically male-dominated industries that present added obstacles for women looking to get involved. Within our program, approximately 30% of the Metallica Scholars have historically been women, and we want that trend to continue. Carhartt’s sales donation and For the Love of Labor grant contribute to the resources we need to continue shifting perceptions around the trades and help unlock impactful opportunities for women at a time when we need it most.”

Peter Delgrosso, Executive Director
All Within My Hands

The demand for skilled workers is higher than ever as professionals in the trades retire at a faster rate than younger workers replace them, which is estimated to leave three million skilled roles unfilled by 2028. Despite the widening labor shortage, women only comprise roughly 4% of the US skilled workforce. This is why Carhartt’s funding to help light the way for women to explore meaningful careers and increase representation in the trades is so critical.

About Carhartt

Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged products for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with more than 3,000 employees worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit