FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/21/2013
Council President Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Councilmembers to host discussion on Targeted Hiring for city-funded capital projects
SEATTLE – Join Councilmembers and a panel of workforce development experts at a brownbag discussion regarding targeted hiring programs for city-funded capital projects. Several American cities have helped residents enter the construction field by requiring contractors on city-funded projects to hire a predetermined percentage of economically and otherwise disadvantaged residents through targeted hiring programs. The panel will explore the scope of current hiring and workforce training methods used by other jurisdictions around the country and locally.
WHAT: Targeted Hiring brownbag discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Council Chambers, second floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave
WHO: Seattle City Councilmembers
Rhonda Simmons, Director of Workforce Development, City of San Francisco
Kathleen Mulligan Hansel, Deputy Director, Partnership for Working Families
Leslie Jones, Director of Diversity, Sound Transit
Angel Lopez, former Project Manager,Rainier Valley Community Development Fund
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