City Council Passes Initiative to Ensure More Job Opportunities for Minorities and Women

March 16, 2016

City Council has passed Mayor Emanuel's Initiative to increase job opportunities for minority and female workers in all City-funded construction projects and boost hiring from underserved areas.  The initiative is also designed to create jobs among those who need them most and ensure that the City is spending its funds in a way that strengthens every neighborhood.

The Mayor's plan has two components.  First it will increase existing bid incentives for vendors to hire minority and women workers and adding a new incentive to hire residents from neighborhoods in economic need.  Second, it will increase the participation goals for minority and women owned contracting businesses on city-funded construction projects.


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