The USGA, The Country Club, and the Town of Brookline are motivated to establish a “Priority Program” for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship to engage and support Brookline based businesses and create opportunities for residents seeking part-time employment, with a focus on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. In conjunction with the Town of Brookline and The Country Club, the USGA has created the “Open Works Program” that will allow diverse and local businesses and residents to receive priority for the championship’s labor and supplier needs.
Furthermore, to support spending and economic activity within the Town of Brookline, the USGA will work with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and other special interest groups and/or committees to promote, encourage supporting, and patronizing Brookline-based businesses and areas of interest before, during, and after the U.S. Open Championship as staff, vendors, suppliers, volunteers, fans, and other championship attendees visit the Town of Brookline.
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The USGA will formally establish a Priority Program for Brookline-based businesses in the provision of goods and services for the championship. This will include, but are not limited to, hotels, restaurants, and food products, contingent in each case upon such businesses’ ability to provide goods and services at times and places designated by the USGA, in quantities and quality satisfactory to the USGA, and at pricing and other material terms which are competitive with non-local businesses willing to provide comparable goods and services.
The USGA will formally establish a Priority Program for Brookline residents for championship related part-time employment opportunities, with specifics to be determined by the USGA, subject to Town review and approval. The USGA and Brookline will collaborate to support diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices for the championship. The USGA will work with Brookline to help communicate these initiatives and opportunities to the public. The USGA will submit to Brookline for review and approval a formal and detailed plan prior to implementation of the Priority Program.
On January 24, 2022, the USGA 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, located at www.usga.org/openworks.
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.
Visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more!
There is a wide variety of business and employment opportunities for Brookline-based suppliers and residents to register into the Open Works Program to potentially support the U.S. Open Championship, including but not limited to:
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.
The USGA strives to be the leader in the golf industry in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to improve diverse representation amongst our workforce, volunteer base, championship entrants and suppliers. This is fundamental to achieving our mission to champion and advance the game of golf, resulting in a thriving, welcoming and sustainable game. Furthermore, the USGA is part of a leading group of organizations in the golf industry that have come together and formed subgroups to tackle diversity-related topics such as workforce and supplier diversity.
The USGA is working with Brookline’s Chamber of Commerce to help identify diverse businesses that can support championship operations as well as communicate employment opportunities within the local communities.
There will be several temporary employment opportunities for individuals in the months and weeks leading up to the championship. Multiple USGA suppliers will be looking for additional support in various functions such as parking management, private security, and food and beverage services. Please visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more about the current part-time employment opportunities associated with the U.S. Open Championship.
There will be increased activity in the local communities leading up to, during, and post-championship. The impact on individual businesses depends on many factors including the type and location of the business. Some tourism and hospitality-related businesses will see a significant spike and impact during the championship while others should expect normal day-to-day business volume. Spending during championship week is primarily focused on travel-related industries (i.e. hotels, restaurants, etc.). However, significant spending will also occur before and after the championship as construction, post-championship teardown, and out-of-town visitors increase.
If your business is interested in providing direct services during the U.S. Open, please visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more about opportunities and supplier needs being sought after.
Historically, the U.S. Open has generated over $120M in direct and indirect economic spending in the host region in which the championship is held. While specific business segments and industries may not benefit directly, the championship will have a positive impact on the Town of Brookline, surrounding communities, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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