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WSF focusing on diversity in recruiting

As Washington State Ferries  builds its vessel crewing workforce during a worldwide shortage of mariners, WSF is focused on increasing its recruitment of women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and those in the LGBTQ community.

Chief Mate Cari Brown, Quartermaster Mary Lint, newly hired deckhand Carly Maxstone and Capt. Genevieve Fritschen in the Suquamish pilothouse Friday.

Over the last year, WSF has implemented new programs aimed at increasing diversity and strengthening career opportunities for current employees more inclusively. Capt. Genevieve Fritschen recently led an all-women wheelhouse team aboard Suquamish – an example of what’s possible when we’re open to everybody who wants to work hard and be part of our team.


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