Carhartt For the Love of Labor

We have heart for all those who labor.

The skilled trades face a labor shortage with over three million jobs currently open in our country. At Carhartt, we’re committed to connecting future workers with trade programs in their own communities. That's why we created the For the Love of Labor grant. Awarded throughout the year to like-minded organizations that are dedicated to educating, training, and placing workers into meaningful skilled trades jobs that keep our nation running.



On International Women's Day, the first $250K in sales of women's apparel across Carhartt retail stores on, and will be donated to the next recipient of our For the Love of Labor grant - Metallica’s Foundation, All Within My Hands.

All Within My Hands' Metallica Scholars program provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. Together, we're providing the next generation of hardworking women with the training and tools needed to take their future into their own hands.


Here are some of the amazing organizations who are empowering the next generation of skilled workers. Each of these organizations have received funding that will help support their efforts, and ultimately fill more jobs in the communities they serve.​


Metallica's All Within My Hands is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. The Foundation aims to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends.

San Rafael, CA


Team Rubicon mission is providing relief to those affected by disaster or crises, no matter when or where they strike. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Houston, TX


Access for All is a free 300-hour construction trades training program that prepares students for a rewarding career in the construction industry.

Battle Creek, MI


ANEW's mission is to improve people’s lives by providing quality training, employment navigation, and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers.

Tukwila, WA


With an integrated supply and demand strategy, Building Pathways seeks to increase the pipeline of diverse workers—particularly women, people of color, and young adults—in the building trades workforce, while ensuring that there are employment and advancement opportunities that lead to life long, family-sustaining careers.

Roxbury, MA


Chicago Women in Trades has a mission to ensure that all women who want to work in the trades have equal access to information, training, and employment opportunities in the industry.

Chicago, IL


Emerging Industries Training Institute (EITI) is Detroit's premier vocational school, and the city's only employer-led training facility.

Detroit, MI


The International Finishing Trades Institute (iFTI) is dedicated to developing and expanding a qualified and competitive workforce for the finishing trades industries.

Hanover, MD


Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades. NEW has a focus on women in underserved communities as well as individuals with underrepresented backgrounds including low-income girls, women, transgender, and non-binary individuals entering the building and construction trades in the New York City metropolitan area.

New York, NY


Founded by four tradeswomen, Oregon Tradeswomen puts women on a path to economic independence by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy, and leadership development in the skilled trades.

Portland, OR


The UBC’S Millwrights Veterans Program (MVP) is a free eight-week training program specially designed for veterans who want to embark on a new career offering exceptional pay and benefits.

Forthood, TX


TWI’s mission and goals are to recruit more women into construction and related trades, promote retention of women in the trades, and develop their capacity for leadership and career growth, on the job and in their unions.

Oakland, CA


The Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) is designed by the Electrical Training Alliance to provide transitioning service members and recently separated veterans the ability to reenter the civilian workforce in a high demand field that offers excellent earning potential.

Los Angeles, CA


The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) has partnered with the U.S. military to create the UA Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program to help shape the lives of military members, their families and the national economy.

Annapolis, MD


Vermont Works for Women is dedicated to help all Vermont women achieve economic security through employment. They promote economic justice by advancing gender equity and supporting women and youth at every stage of their career journeys.

Winooski, VT


Women Who Weld is a nonprofit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, showing women how to weld and find employment in the welding industry.

Detroit, MI


WIST is working to develop programs and events that help educate women about exciting and fulfilling career opportunities in construction.

Lansing, MI

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