Cal Maritime is committed to employing a workforce that reflects the community we serve. With a more diverse workforce, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers. As part of the strategic plan, our goals include specific efforts toward hiring a workforce that truly reflects America's diversity, and we will continue to pursue that goal. But merely hiring a diverse workforce is not enough, Cal Maritime must make our workplaces more inclusive as well.
America was founded on the ideal that from many, we are one, a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That is the rationale for inclusion. To gain the maximum benefit from our increasingly diverse workforce, we must make every employee feel welcome and motivated to work their hardest. We must affirm that we work better together because of our differences, not despite them.
When we tap this knowledge, when employees are trained in team building, decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution, we will not only uphold the principles of our nation, we will get better results.