Initiative to Ensure More Job Opportunities for Minority and Women Workers

February 10, 2016

City Council today introduced a proposal by Mayor Rahm Emanuel 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.


Also, the City Council today passed Mayor Emanuel's plan to extend the city's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Construction Program until 2020 and expand its participation goals.  Under the ordinance, the program's goals for construction projects have increased to 26 percent minority-owned business (from 24 percent) and six percent women-owned business (from four percent).


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