Targeted Hiring Forum at City Hall


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Do you have some time on Wednesday during the lunch hour?  If so, join me on Wednesday, May 22, for a lunch-hour discussion on “Targeted Hiring.”

What’s Targeted Hiring?

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Targeted Hiring is when a city, county, state, or other jurisdiction requires contractors on projects funded by that jurisdiction to hire a predetermined percentage of disadvantaged residents in the area.  For many families, the difference between a dead-end job and a living-wage career is a construction job. Sometimes, it’s the path from poverty to the middle class.  Major cities across the country (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Cleveland) have adopted similar policies; leading to dramatic increases in publicly funded local jobs and millions of dollars of reinvestment in local neighborhoods.  Here is one example.

Join Seattle City Councilmembers and a panel of national experts to discuss how targeted hiring has worked around the country and whether it could be implemented in Seattle.

Panelists include:

  • Rhonda Simmons – Director of Workforce Development, City of San Francisco
  • Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel – Deputy Director, The Partnership for Working Families

Wednesday, May 22, Noon-1:30pm
Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, 2nd Floor
Between James and Cherry Streets on Fifth Avenue

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Sally J. Clark, Mike O’Brien, Nick Licata, Tom Rasmussen, Jean Godden, Richard Conlin and Tim Burgess

For parking options go to: http://www.seattle.gov/council/city_hall_parking.pdf.  Better yet, let transit be your ride. Check www.tripplanner.kingcounty.gov

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