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    Targeted Hiring Forum at City Hall

    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

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