A new partnership appointing Gallagher as the exclusive insurance partner for HIRE360 is the first of its kind for the Chicago construction industry. Gallagher and HIRE360 will aim to expand employment for underrepresented populations by connecting them with new opportunities.

"Gallagher has a 90+ year tradition of supporting our hometown and its diverse communities, and we're proud to partner with HIRE360 Chicago to help move its incredible mission forward," said Ryan Isaacs, Midwest Regional President, Gallagher. "Companies that make DE&I a priority are stronger culturally and economically, so in addition to serving as HIRE360's exclusive insurance partner, we'll support their work to connect local organizations with diverse-certified contractors and developers."

HIRE360 is a Chicago-based nonprofit which aims to increase minority employment in the construction and hospitality trades. To date, HIRE360 has worked with more than 85 diverse contractors in scaling up their capacity and providing technical assistance where needed, such as access to capital, wage, welfare bonds, and more. With over $100 billion of construction estimated to occur in the Greater Chicago Area over the next 10-15 years, HIRE360 serves as a common front door to connect the community to over 30 building trades programs and to jobs with construction firms.

"We are thrilled to announce Gallagher as the official insurance partner of HIRE360," said Jay Rowell, Executive Director of HIRE360. "Gallagher is passionate about our mission to help women- and minority-owned businesses continue to flourish and will be a positive addition in our goal of continuing to support and uplift small businesses in underserved communities throughout Chicago."

For more information about the partnership, visit https://hire360chicago.com