In a motion approved by the Board of Supervisors (5-0) today, a Local and Targeted Worker Hire Policy passes in order to achieve 30% local resident hiring and 10% hiring targeted for workers facing barriers to employment on all County construction and Community Development Commission (CDC) affordable housing projects.
Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and co-author of the motion, said, “Today’s motion sets a strong goal so that we do not turn back. We know it will take time to work with all our partners — from contractors and developers to training providers, from unions to community based organizations — to help us develop the best way to implement this policy and achieve these goals.”
The motion, co-authored with Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas, will use the County-financed construction projects, affordable housing projects and developer-financed economic development projects on County property as a catalyst for local job creation, construction careers training, and revenue generation for the County.
“When we offer these opportunities in the construction trades to local workers and residents facing challenges finding work, we are not just keeping families from falling through the cracks, we are supporting the careers that we need as a region to build new bridges and invest in our collective future,” said Chair Solis.
In an effort to advance the Board’s vision for economic development, targeting workforce opportunities to those facing barriers to employment is a critical step towards measurable progress and partnerships ahead.
The full motion can be found here.
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